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What's Wrong with the Left and What to Do About it

by Bernard Chazelle Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 at 12:50:32 AM EST

These are my thoughts about the American left.
Not sure what any of this has to do with Europe, but I thought some people might find it interesting.


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Bush the Empire Slayer

by Bernard Chazelle Wed Jan 24th, 2007 at 09:13:31 PM EST

Bush the Empire Slayer

by Bernard Chazelle

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Why the French Riots Were a Good Thing

by Bernard Chazelle Mon Jan 30th, 2006 at 04:40:40 AM EST

from the diaries. Article now posted in full below the fold. --Jérôme

I am new to this site, so please bear with me if this diary transgresses the local norms a little. I wrote an essay about the French riots which I thought readers of this blog might find interesting; maybe even controversial.

Among the points I address are: why how the French resolve the tension between equality and liberty is key to understanding what's going on; what makes French racism different from the American variety; why France does not have race riots; the role of globalization; the heavy price France pays for breeding an out-of-touch political elite, etc.

Oh, and I cite an article by Jerome, so my essay can't be that bad.

So, now, in the most self-serving way, all that's left for me to say is happy reading!

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