The Cheap Path Towards Political Popularity
The most dangerous politician around is the kind whose bad policies are enabled by an adoring public. Nicolas Sarkozy has become a very dangerous politician: At 4 a.m. on Sept. 30, as the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was shaking up investors on six continents, President Nicolas Sarkozy convened an emergency meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris to broker the bailout of French-Belgian bank | Read More »
Foreign Policy For DUMMIES- The Book(s) Obama Needs to Read
France has a longstanding tradition of realism in foreign policy, as well as an unapologetic resolve to protect her national interests. Both were on display recently as French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner visited Israel and succinctly warned that Israel will hit Iranian nuclear sites before Iran can finish its race to build nuclear weapons. “First, because you will hit them before. And this is the | Read More »
French Porn Apparently Does Have Standards
One suspects had they done this on the American memorial instead of the Canadian one, they could have gotten off with just a slap on the wrist.
France Opts For Sanity
For years, the 35 hour workweek has served to hold France back economically. But now, modest steps are being taken to change all of that: The French Senate has voted to allow employers to opt out of the country’s 35-hour workweek, a significant change to an employment law much loved by French workers. The measure passed the Senate on Wednesday night. Support came from the | Read More »