Sunday, November 06, 2005

IF IT WAS INTELLECTUALLY RESPECTABLE to compare New Orleans and Somalia, or some other place in the Third World, can we say now that Paris looks like Baghdad, or will they chastise us saying it's a wild exaggeration -which it arguably is-?

EU Rota wonders, while he puts US liberals' favorite econopundit, Paul Krugman, in front of his own words.

Don't miss this analysis by Craig Smith in the International Herald Tribune that I also saw at EU Rota, who notes that it has been 'sweetened' for the New York Times, IHT's parent newspaper.

UPDATE. Meanwhile, there's the theory that the wave of violence is partially explained by France's opposition to the Iraq war. Not as wild as it may sound to some people.

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