Monday, January 3, 2011

Gallimard

The distinguished publishing house is 100 years old.

Thirty-Five Hours

Manuel Valls, who already has nailed down the position of the Socialists' rightmost candidate, upped the ante yesterday by calling for a déverrouillage of the Loi Aubry: the 35-hr week. Not quite sure what that means, except that, like the present government, he doesn't quite have the cojones to come right out and call for repeal of the law. Rather, he wants to chip away at its edges. The Right praised him; the Left disowned him; voters yawned.