The New York Times on the French

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
March 25th, 2003 • 1:52 am

The Anti-American Lifestyle” by Fernanda Eberstadt, The New York Times [free registration required]

There is no reason that the French shouldn’t love Eminem and Nikes but also hate genetically modified soybeans and the death penalty. There is room for more than one version of democratic capitalism, and the French interpretation, statist at home, multilateralist abroad, may well have a broad appeal to nations negotiating their own compromise between tradition and free trade.

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