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Medvedev Defends, Europeans Assault “Multiculturalism”

On the one hand, I know the debate and the burial of “multiculturalism” is a false one, largely manufactured by the European center-right to supposedly prevent gains by the far-right and tax the center-left of dangerous naïveté and self-hatred. On the … Continue reading

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Inglorious French Diplomacy: Paris and the “Jasmine Revolution”

Many of us abroad have been looking with lively and sympathetic interest to the unrest in Tunisia. Le Monde diplomatique has a good summary of Tunisia’s Ancien régime: an overbearing president in power for over two decades at the head … Continue reading

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France’s Man in Baghdad Plays James Bond

I was very tempted to entitle this post “Sarkozy’s Little Arabs” for two guests that appeared at the same time on the popular French talk show Le Grande Journal. The first was Amine Benalia-Brouch, a Frenchman of Algerian-Portuguese heritage. A member of Sarkozy’s … Continue reading

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France’s “War on Terror”

As is well-known, if the United States of America has something, then France must have it to. So it goes with Revolutions and Republics, atom bombs and aircraft carriers, not to mention flying presidential palaces. So it is, too, with … Continue reading

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“Any chance we could station the aircraft carrier in the South Atlantic for three months?”

Regarding the much-celebrated recent Anglo-French defense agreement, the Courrier international re-publishes a little English-French guide to atomic cooperation prepared by The Guardian. The Charles de Gaulle now forms part of the British defense plan for las Malvinas. So long as … Continue reading

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John Four-Seas: the European Union is Promoting the Islamic Veil!

Say it isn’t so! The European Commission is promoting a practice of the Islamic religion? From what does Jean Quatremer draw this shocking revelation? European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is on visit in Pakistan to see the damage of the flooding … Continue reading

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Israeli Chief of Diplomacy Is Very Diplomatic

Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Minister of Israel, distinguished himself with his diplomatic skills last on Sunday October 10 at a dinner with the foreign ministers of Spain and France. Bernard Kouchner, international “French Doctor” renowned for co-founding Médecins sans frontières, said … Continue reading

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“Thanks to men like him, France lives and will not disappear”

The “Socialist-Gaullist” Jean-Pierre Chevènement (famous for his resignation as Defense Minister over France’s participation in the 1991 Gulf War) recently wrote a touching tribute to Pierre Gallois, a promoter and the principle theorist of France’s nuclear force de frappe. Gallois … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

The European Voice reports to 2009 figures for the biggest net contributors and net recipients of the EU budget. Highlights: Poland finally overtook Greece as the biggest beneficiary, the former received €6.49 billion more than it paid (contributed €3 billion, received … Continue reading

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Those Who Would Choose Security Over Disneyland Paris, Deserve Neither

It’s all still rather sketchy, but US and British authorities have warned of the “imminent” terror threat of a Mumbai-style attack on Europe in multiple places, possibly on the UK, Germany, France and Sweden. This information was apparently based on … Continue reading

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