Joan Of Arc's Star Power In Demand In France
by: Eleanor Beardsley, NPR, January 11, 2012 3:01:00 am
In these uncertain economic times, French politicians are desperate for a dash of patriotism, heroism and glory. All are embodied in Joan of Arc, who was born 600 years ago this year. Long a symbol of the far right, President Nicolas Sarkozy muscled in on the birthday commemorations, hoping a bit of Joan's star power will rub off on him.