Thursday, March 05, 2009

25 random things that don't concern me; # 12. Worrying about the French

Roger Cohen:

Still, the $3.6 trillion Obama budget made me a little queasy. There is a touch of France in its “├ętatisme” — the state as all-embracing solution rather than problem — and there’s more than a touch of France in the bash-the-rich righteousness with which the new president cast his plans as “a threat to the status quo in Washington.”

I always take note when any part of the US aristocracy goads me into wholesale prejudice against the customs of another people, or the practices of their ruling class.

Yes, let's worry about the French, who actually have a health care system.

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