Saturday, February 7, 2009

Are the U-Strikers Winning?

Axel Kahn, president of the U. de Paris-Descartes, who had supported the university reforms and whose name was invoked by Pres. Sarkozy as a left-wing backer of the plan, now says that the reform effort cannot succeed if the present course is followed. He has called on Sarko to go back to the negotiating table. This is a major defection, and I predict a tactical withdrawal by Sarko and Pécresse in the next few days. (h/t Laurent Bouvet)

4 comments:

MYOS said...

as of this afternoon, Valerie Pecresse was not aware of Kahn's change of mind, so the major defection is not having any impact yet.
:p

MYOS said...

Strike two for Art: Valerie Pecresse was made aware of Kahn's defection and promptly announced new negociations and even a special "médiateur" was named!

MYOS said...

Strike 3:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v457/n7230/full/457636b.html

and
the infamous video of the infamous speech, for English-speakers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjR-veW02Lo

MYOS said...

Strike 4: a professor challenges President Sarkozy to a duel.
http://www.bakchich.info/Un-enseignant-chercheur-lance-un.html