Friday, April 25, 2008

Le Pen Recidivist

Jean-Marie Le Pen has repeated his notorious remark about the gas chambers having been a mere "detail" of World War II, first heard in 1987. With his party sinking into debt and--if we're lucky--oblivion, he may feel compelled to revisit past battlefields. The din and hubbub he stirs up will remind him of more exciting times.

Talking Turkey

Sarkozy yesterday reiterated his rejection of Turkey as a candidate for EU membership on the familiar grounds that Turkey is not European. Today, Rue89 begins a series of four articles answering the objections of people who think as Sarkozy does.