Friday, December 25, 2009

The Social Policy of the Right

Laurent Wauquiez describes the "new social policy" of the Right, which is aimed, he says, squarely at the middle class. lest undue attention to "the margins" of society lead to the sort of situation from which "Weimar never recovered." Well, that's putting it right on the line: Follow Sarko or you'll end up with Hitler. Still, drama aside (and in fact the tone of Wauquiez's article is generally unpolemical, factual, and cool, though naturally tilted so as to buff up le bilan Sarko), the piece is an interesting insight into how the government views the politics of its social policy. Definitely worth reading even if it is Christmas.