Friday, June 03, 2005

It seems that some Americans have an even harder time than most European supporters of a 'yes' vote for the EU constitution to reconcile themselves with the results of the referenda in France and Holland. When reading recent columns by both Roger Cohen and Richard Bernstein you can almost sense their feelings of confusion and frustration. While I do not agree with all that Bernstein has to say, I like the way in which he explains to us how the French have a logic of their own, and how he put their anti-mood in some sort of historical perspective, with Pierre Poujade, Charles de Gaulle, Jean-Marie Le Pen and Jose Bove all belonging - in quite different ways, but still - to a long and very French tradition.

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