The French Exodus

GUILHEM ALANDRY for TIME

Laurent Girard-Claudon

Back when they both lived in France, Hamid Senni and Edouard Jozan might have been on different planets. Senni, the son of Moroccan immigrants, grew up in a soulless housing project near Valence and, egged on by his father, scraped his way through school. More than once, he was told he would never find a job. Jozan, by contrast, is one of France's highflyers. He attended one of the best secondary schools in Paris and, after graduating from the nation's ultra-competitive élite engineering college, switched to a career in international finance. For all their differences, however, the two have...

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