Now, now... be nice people!! :biggrin1: Nicolas Sarkozy recently launched a national debate on French identity. French citizens are being enouraged to participate and contribute their input on what being French means to them. This is supposed to culminate in some kind of conclusion at some point. What's the debate all about? Anti-immigration/islamophobia? A necessary search for consensus in a changing world? Political manipulation? France clinging to national identity in context where this is increasingly irrelevant? And most of all: what does it mean to be French?