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Easy enough for you to say that there is not other universalist national mythology around, but it's not quiiiiite true.

You're just part of the Anglo-Saxon plot to undermine the French - just a bit more devious!

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 08:35:55 AM EST
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I was going to observe that you are also tribal, French and Proud of it.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 08:40:33 AM EST
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Note the "Most" qualifying my statement. Anyway, since when did the French need undermining: I thought they were quite capable of sidelining themselves anyway.

More seriously, there's a distinct difference between defending groups of which you are to some degree a part against clearly unjust criticism and becoming a signed up adherent and propagandist. You can see some of the supposed tribal priests aren't entirely easy members on some things: Martin Wolf for instance.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 09:07:49 AM EST
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