“The Problem with the French”: strange Washington Post column

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
September 8th, 2003 • 4:56 pm

The September 7 issue of the Washington Post has a strange column by Gene Weingarten. It’s hard to tell how serious Mr. Weingarten actually is.

If he’s really serious about anything that he wrote in this column, then his analysis of U.S./France relations is singularly superficial and flawed. If, on the other hand, there is a second degree to what he wrote, then he is a thoroughly confused writer and I really do not know what he is really trying to say in the column.

I sincerely hope that it is the latter.

2 Responses to ““The Problem with the French”: strange Washington Post column”

  1. Derek Willis says:

    Weingarten used to be Dave Barry’s editor at the Miami Herald and now writes a humor column for the Post, so you shouldn’t take him seriously. He can be very funny, though, and I liked this piece. It’s pretty typical Gene.

  2. Pierre Igot says:

    OK, I guess I just didn’t get the humor, then. (Might have to do with the fact that I am French :).)

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