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“France and her honor are at stake,” Vichy’s Marshal Pï¿½tain told President Roosevelt. “We are attacked. We will defend ourselves.” Never mind that the U.S. troops were there to liberate them. (I had never realized my grandfather was lucky to part of the later D-Day invasion. He only had to be shot at by Nazis.)
The authors mean such stories to be damning stuff regarding the French — and they are — but it is not exactly flattering to the U.S. either. Like French foreign legionnaires, we always seem to want to forget and put these bad memories behind us.
As Miller’s National Review colleague Rob Long put it last year, “Well, mes amis, that’s France. And it’s our fault for getting tangled up with them…. The French have nothing to be sorry for: They’re simply acting French, as is their right. But what’s our excuse?”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?