12 November 2005

Is Paris burning? (2)

As a follow up to my post of last Sunday (“Is Paris Burning?”), I must echo Jim Putnam’s recommendation to visit Juan Cole’s “The Problem with Frenchness” (on Informed Comment, Wednesday 9th November).

I made reference, on the 6th, to the “tragicomic” blindness of some Francophobic comment coming out of the US. Juan Cole’s post is a perfect reminder that such nonsense is only one voice amongst many and that the US produces as much good sense and high level insight as anywhere else. Every one of our societies needs more Juan Coles.

Thank you, Jim.

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