Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I certainly don't. However, this is a fascinating turn of events, and it offers lessons to us all about myriad things. Were we all to look.
For instance, there is Pat Buchanan's excellent article Paris Burning: How Empires End.
A small excerpt:
Nor should Americans take comfort in France’s distress. By 2050, there will be 100 million Hispanics in the United States, half of them of Mexican ancestry, heavily concentrated in a Southwest most Mexicans still believe by right belongs to them.
And for those of you who know nothing of what I'm writing about, here's a link to a news story about it, Leaders fiddle as France burns
Again, an excerpt:
France was struggling to overcome one of its gravest post-war crises last night as every major city faced the threat of fierce rioting that began 12 nights ago and now seems to have spun out of control.
Despite an assurance from Philippe Douste Blazy, the foreign minister, that France was "not a dangerous country", the spread of violence prompted the Foreign Office in London to warn travellers that trouble could break out "almost anywhere".
Dominique de Villepin, the beleaguered prime minister, announced that officials in riot-hit areas would be authorised to impose late-night curfews "wherever it is necessary" in a bid to halt the disturbances.
Just don't be like France.