How many schools in France are named for Jules Ferry, apostle of colonialism as well as public schools?

The history of French colonies is much older than the Republic of course, and your article does not reflect that—think Haiti, for instance.

But I appreciate someone trying to swim against the tide, since history as events is different than history as narrative, and so more complex and nuanced than historians' ideology make it.

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Pierre Whalon

Bishop in charge, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, 2001–2019. French-American. Musician, composer, author, happily married. www.pierrewhalon.info