This Modern Age

Bastille Day: Outsourced French Bashing (a day late)

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I know, I know… There hasn’t been anything new here for days! 

Thankfully, my faithful commenters have kept lively – go take sides before I do… (I haven’t even had time to read and respond to comments). 

I’m also crushed that I missed blogging on Bastille Day.  For some great French bashing… err, I mean historical commentary, enjoy reading Jonah Goldberg on Bastille Day specifically and the French in general:

 

 

 

  1. Adhering to Al Bundy’s immortal fatwah, ‘It is good to hate the French.‘”
  2. The French Revolution was a disgusting affair of tyrannical ego, greed and power-lust, made all the worse because it took a good idea and corrupted it, like making a BMW into a low-rider.
  3. “Top Ten Reasons to Hate the French.”
  4. “Nothing did more to grant legitimacy to the idea that modern and enlightened thinking could excuse killing, razing, burning, torturing, and social leveling for utopian or “progressive” ends than the French Revolution.”
  5. “Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, all admired the French Revolution and found within it precedents for their own contributions to world history (though most of them found the American Revolution utterly useless).”

Until I have more time on Wednesday night or Thursday…

PS – Oh, and if you are wondering about Tim Carney and/or St. John’s College (I know you’re out there), feel free to contact me – I’ll give you the low down.

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Written by thismodernage

July 16, 2008 at 12:19 am

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  1. You leave me for five days and all you leave me to comment on is the French?

    Keegan Sparks

    July 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm

  2. Keegan,

    Sorry I’ve been MIA, but real responsibilities have stalled my blogging… fear not, I’ll be back soon.

    But again, you are such a cynic! There is some quality, academic level French bashing in this post and you just turned up your nose at it. Sad.

    thismodernage

    July 17, 2008 at 10:28 pm


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