Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The sick man among the world's developed democracies

This will be the year that the decline of France came home to the French
writes Nicolas Baverez (merci à RV).
After the collapse of the giant strikes of 1995, after the civic crash of 2002 that saw the far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen get through to the second round of the presidential elections, the failure of the May 29 referendum on the EU constitution and of Paris's bid last month for the 2012 Olympic Games finally tore the last shreds of an illusion and revealed France as the sick man among the world's developed democracies.

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