May 7, 2014

France's Caviar Leftists on a Warpath

Agnes Poirier, Al Jazeera

The Associated Press

Call them "champagne socialists" like in Britain, "limousine liberals" like in the US, or "gauche caviar" like in France, the affluent Left who love Rolex and Marx in equal measure, but won't admit it, are still thriving 30 years after appearing on the political stage, and despite today's harsh economic realities, public deficits and rising inequalities. Nowhere more so than in France is their existence and influence so blatant.

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