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as to the non-integration of the immigrants, commentary from the US is mostly hogwash. It's either viewed through the prism of the clash of civilisation with Islam ("Eurabia" and the like, France "forced to compromise itself not to alienate its restless and powerful muslims") or through the (wrong) idea that France is a failed economy.
I didn't personally comment on this at all.  There were comments from Samuelson, where I was attempting to emphasize another point he was making, and thought it would change the context to delete the "immigrant" point, or maybe I just didn't think enough about sensitivities here and should have deleted it.  It's not an issue I'm attempting to address in this diary.
by wchurchill on Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 04:39:17 PM EST
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