French Establishment Ponders French Decline
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  • Atanu Maulik

    France has been trying to come up with some kind of alternative to the Anglo- American world order for the past 300 yrs. It’s high time that France give up this futile pursuit. Otherwise it may well be that France and the French language and culture will cease to exist by the end of this century.

  • Pete

    Ever since the end of WWI, when the French had their ‘you-know-whats’ shot off, France has had pretensions of greatness but never the will or strength to achieve it.

    The French seemed to have thought that their yapping at and hectoring of those greater than them in terms of military, economic and cultural power would make them equal. How wrong they were.

    Even their treasured language has sunk to the point of near irrelevancy in today’s world.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The Blue Model is a dead end, and even some French now acknowledge the unpalatable truth. France = Detroit

    • bpuharic

      And that Red model that’s jeopardized TX, LA, OK, MS and took 19 trillion out of our economy in 2007 while costing 8 million jobs

      How’s that doing?

      • cubanbob

        It’s doing quite fine in this universe. In yours, who knows?

      • Boritz

        We’re living as only the privileged can in France. They should get their fracking on.

  • Fat_Man

    France has been steadily losing ground since the end of the Napoleonic Wars almost 200 years ago. It is not a good sign that they only now realize they have a problem.

  • cubanbob

    The French thought themselves to be the rider of the German horse in the EU. The horse it appears now to have changed it’s mind.

    The French need to do some serious thinking about what has lead to their relative decline and whether or not they are willing to do what it takes to reverse the decline or accept it and let it and what comes with it.

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