Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What Has Been Going On Behind the Façades of the Ministries

In Le Monde, Raphaëlle Bacqué, Rémi Barroux, Béatrice Gurrey, Christophe Jakubyszyn, and Philippe Ridet have authored an in-depth article on the road to the CPE crisis and the thoughts and ((not-so) secret) plans of all the actors involved. Béatrice Gurrey takes this further, analyzing Chirac and Villepin's (not-so) secret pact of May 29, while Bacqué answers questions regarding the strikes from the newspaper's readers. Regarding French fears, meanwhile, John Tierney puts forward a solution for "rescu[ing] France from its self-proclaimed malaise": hire Donald Trump.

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