January 31, 2013

War Won't Bail Out French Socialism

Patrick Marnham, The Spectator

Not even a war can save a broken French economy.

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, Mali, France


January 19, 2013
Does France Know What It's Doing?
Steven Erlanger, New York Times
It was supposed to be a quick and dramatic blow that would send the Islamists scurrying back to their hide-outs in northern Mali, buying time for the deployment of an African force to stabilize the situation. Instead it is... more ››
January 21, 2013
Can a War Save Francois Hollande?
The Economist
EVER since President François Hollande was elected last May, things have not gone right for him. He promised to kick-start growth and create jobs, yet the economy has stalled, factories keep closing and unemployment is... more ››
January 31, 2013
Hollande: A French Harry Truman?
Dominique Moisi, Financial Times
So who is the real François Hollande? According to the more optimistic school of thinking, he will prove to be a French version of America’s Harry Truman – a discreet, uncharismatic man who, confronted with... more ››