France hits back at French bashers with Nobel wins

October 13, 2014 5:21 PM

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Seven years after Time magazine declared French culture 'dead,' the country's leaders are rallying behind their 2014 Nobel prize winners with a vengeance.

Minutes after French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday — following French author Patrick Modiano's win in literature last week — the country's prime minister took to Twitter with the hashtag "FiersdelaFrance (Proud of France)."

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