Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not so docile ...

Yesterday I said that Sarkozy might be right to gamble that the Woerth affair would evaporate over the summer, in part because he had seen to it that France had a "dccile press." Well, maybe not so docile ... Blood is in the water, and the sharks are circling.

Interesting Factoid: The Density of Paris

Why is Paris street life so vibrant? An obvious answer is the density of the city's population. Just how dense is it? Five times denser than Washington, DC, according to Matt Yglesias. Which means that Paris is to Washington as Washington is to Fargo, North Dakota.

Jospin on "The Affair"

A relaxed Lionel Jospin considers the relation between the worlds of politics and money: