Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Security"

We Americans have become only too familiar with the ways in which the word "security" can be used to justify actions that only recently were thought unthinkable, or attributed in popular fiction and film exclusively to villainous enemies. With the latest outbreak of le sécuritarisme sarkozyste, France is making the same discovery. More than a few stomachs have been turned. See here for the reaction of a UMP deputy of Villepiniste tendencies and here for the strictures of a magistrate.