May 6, 2012

French Are Globalizers, Not the Globalized

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

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I’ve spent the week in cobblestoned squares, listening to French presidential candidates argue that their country’s way of life is threatened by forces from beyond its borders. It’s a popular refrain these days: As economies falter, people fear the economic and human waves sweeping in from beyond.

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May 9, 2012
Economic Bloodbath Looms for France
George Walden, Daily Telegraph
When the last French socialist president, Francois Mitterrand, was preparing for victory, it was my job as a diplomat to accompany him on a trip to London to call on Jim Callaghan. En route from the airport to No 10, I arranged... more ››
May 9, 2012
Death of Europe Is America's Opportunity
Arthur Herman, Fox News
Elections Sunday in France and Greece prove once and for all that the European Union is headed off the cliff, and its voters don’t care.  In the short term, that’s going to mean some heartburn in US markets and global... more ››
May 9, 2012
What Hollande Must Tell Germany
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
What might Mr. Hollande do? First, he is going to have to forget almost all of his domestic promises, not only because they are not going to help France, but also because German leaders will not take him seriously otherwise.... more ››
May 8, 2012
France Braces for Round Three
Amir Taheri, New York Post
Now to the third round! This was the battle cry across the French political spectrum yesterday, even as the threat of months of uncertainty loomed. The third round, of course, isn’t about electing the president. That... more ››