Sunday, July 17, 2005

"It is not the plane that killed the thousands of people [on 9/11], but rather Uncle Sam."

"The World Trade Center was not destroyed by the planes, but because the Americans built it too high."

John Rosenthal has more about the national education ministry's high school exam that treats the 9/11 attacks like a bona fide "challenge" to (or as a protest, as he calls it, against) American power. It turns out the Plantu cartoon appears in a high school textbook as well. Make sure you read to the end of JR's post to appreciate some of the students' exam answers. La sophistication is what the contents of such avant-garde attitudes are called here in la France

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