Michael Curtis appointed to Legion of Honor by the President of France

All of us at American Thinker heartily congratulate our colleague Michael Curtis on his appointment by the President of France to the Legion of Honor (Légion d’honneur), the highest decoration in France, as Chevalier (knight). In addition to being the author of almost daily contributions to our site, Michael is one of the world’s preeminent historians of political thought in France since the 19th century. While the Legion of Honor is supposed to be limited to French citizenry, non-French figures that have made significant contributions to French culture are also considered. The Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur was established by Napoleon. The old orders of chivalry were abolished in the French Revolution and Napoleon decreed that honors should be awarded for merit rather than based on the old system of nobility.  There are both military and civil members the Legion of Honor. Today, the requirements for a civil chevalier consist of 25 years...(Read Full Post)