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I must say I'm puzzled: what reasoning makes you say that Cohn-Bendit agrees with Sarkozy? Same for Franks.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Oct 31st, 2005 at 04:28:14 PM EST
Franks is quite clear in saying that the US Democrats have allowed themselves to be painted as the liberal elite - he is deploring what Sarkozy is boasting about. Cohn-Bendit is, to my mind, also arguing against an inward looking left that is driven by internal power struggles - also a way of saying "not in contact with the daily lives" of ordinary people.
by citizen k (sansracine yahoo.fr) on Tue Nov 1st, 2005 at 10:33:19 AM EST
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