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Noooooo Uderzo Nooooo: Asterix and the afterlife

This article originally appeared in The Guardian online on September 29th and in the print edition on October 1st. In Obelix and Co, a devious young Roman general, Caius Preposterus (a thinly veiled Jacques Chirac) tries to corrupt Asterix’s proud … Continue reading

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Eet is, ‘ow you say, uncanny, no?

Fans of Asterix will need no reminding that the comic featured a youthful Jacques Chirac as a thrusting young politician in Obelix and Co (1976). But this morning provided a particularly delightful example of the potential of looking at politics … Continue reading

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