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Okay, I Take It Back

France will be by the side of the oppressed of the world. This is the message of France; this is the identity of France; this is the history of France. ~Nicolas Sarkozy

Does he actually believe that?  If he does, that’s pretty scary.  Do the French actually believe that he believes that?  I assume they regard it as yet another dose of pompous rhetoric.  We can only hope that he is entirely insincere.

about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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