Saturday, April 09, 2005

Worse than Russia under Brezhnev…

On Thursday, a guest on a Canal + talk show said that America under Bush was worse than the Soviet Union under Brezhnev.

I am not positive who the celebrity speaking was (at the exact moment that I turned on the set, the host was repeating what he had just heard); it may have been Jean-Marc Barr or Jennifer Ayache, but I think it was Tariq Abdul Wahad.

In this, the Descartesian nation of debate, no person, needless to say, rose to express even a limited sense of contradiction. Or even to ask whether the Poles, to take an example of people directly concerned by the Soviet leader, were likely to agree with the statement.

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