Journalists around the world are giving a great deal of attention to the killing of people working at a satirical French magazine. The attackers were Muslims angry about the magazine’s publication of blasphemous images of Mohammed, the central prophet of Islam.
This attention is justified, because the killings were a shocking reminder that religion is […]
The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country.
Let’s search for Belgium.
USA! USA! USA! USA!
I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall search for France.
France cannot […]
Can anyone find any evidence that would stand up in a court of law today to substantiate the accusation that Athénaïs de Montespan and Étienne Guibourg killed babies as sacrifices in Satanic rituals in the time of King Louis XIV? […]
It turns out that there are about 30 Catholic holidays right around the time when the animals were killed in France. […]
The French right wing moral code: Allowing people who love each other to get married is wrong, but engaging in violent riots is morally upright. […]
Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:
Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of […]
And I remember when they used to mock France. This item comes from the network that holds a daily show called “Freedom Watch,” on April 13 2011:
France is brave and right to ban the burqa. There is no reason for a modern Western country to honor what is, essentially, a political statement and an […]
In my college days, the red diaper babies who taught my social science classes loved to refer to Europe, especially Northern Europe, for examples of what the United States could be if it would only shed its capitalist blinders. Wouldn’t everything just be better?
Not everything. To be sure, there are areas in which European […]