Pacifism: That Old French Passion
I came accross an interview of a noted French intellectual, Pascal Bruckner, during my evening surfing tonight. It struck me as an interesting take on the perspective of France regarding the world in general and the US in particular. A brief quote to get your interest:
We have just gone through several weeks of almost Soviet anti-interventionist unanimity, in which the internal French debate over Iraq has consisted in maintaining, throughout the media, that war is the supreme evil. All the French moral and intellectual authorities thought they were obliged to speak up and assure the prince [i.e. Chirac] that he was right to oppose Washington's war machine.It's encouraging to see that there is some kind of diversity of thought in France, especially with the cartoonish looneyness to which their government officials have sunk.