Mort RosenblumAugust 29, 2009 08:57Updated May 30, 2010 13:06
PARIS — A recent headline in Figaro proclaimed: World Ends; No Survivors. Actually, it said stores could now open on Sunday. But, for many, both amount to the same thing.
The French are not generally wild about being told what to do — or not do. Yet every week, it seems, the Juggernaut of global change mows down something sacred.
And now even Sunday lunch, where families bond and pass along tradition, is falling victim to people who see “24/7” as a universal measure of progress.