Tuesday, November 29, 2005

France is in very bad shape says philosopher

Paul Belien, one of about 20 contributors to the blog The Brussels Journal, quotes news sources and concludes:
The Soviet Union suddenly collapsed in 1989, when owing to the inability of communism to create wealth, the state went bankrupt, was unable to maintain its army and hold its empire together. In France, the same thing might be happening. The socialist welfare state is no longer able to maintain law and order and is abandoning entire neighbourhoods to anarchy. Is there a way out? If one is to believe the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut there is not. In an interview in the Parisian conservative newspaper Le Figaro last Tuesday (November 15), he said that it is not the French Republic that is failing. “The school of the Republic died a long time ago. It’s the post-Republic model of super-sympathetic educative community immersed in social activism that’s sinking.
The story at Le Figaro is in French. Read Belien's post at The Brussels Journal. I am not happy about this at all. But I think we can learn from the French - to avoid what they did!!

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