Thursday, March 5, 2009

Aargh

Roger Cohen, recidivist France-basher, is back at it.

UPDATE: Comment outsourced to Tim Fernholz and Steve Benen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is the bashing in the story?

French etatisme is prevalent, everywhere - there's a law for everything, even the cooking of the baguette.

Possibility is a major predicament in this country, where immigrants had to revolt in order to get jobs in supermarkets.

Just because you like camember, this doesn't mean that the rest of us should condone your choice. It still is, after all, a stinky piece of cheese with a big idea for itself.

Anonymous said...

He's seeking to trim after the bashing he took over his Iran op-eds. Very hollow piece.

TexExile said...

I confess that the references to France in this piece largely mystify me. I might agree with some of them in substance, if not in tone, were they presented in a measured way and in a context where they were at least minimally relevant. But here? There's no element of his argument (such as it is) that requires a French point of reference. Presumably, he needed the snide references to France in order to puff this rather vacuous piece up to column length.

Anonymous said...

I confess that I was unable to get through the article - the inanities per word ratio was simply too high to be tolerable...