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Steyn on French riots

Unlike the author of this WaPo article, noted by Peter below, the incomparable Mark Steyn doesn’t think that the riots are simply a demand for recognition, a la Frantz Fanon. Here’s his bottom line:

French cynics like the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, have spent the last two years scoffing at the Bush Doctrine: Why, everyone knows Islam and democracy are incompatible. If so, that’s less a problem for Iraq or Afghanistan than for France and Belgium.

Read the whole thing, but also think about this line from the WaPo article:

"We don’t have the American dream here," said Rezzoug, as he surveyed the clusters of young men. "We don’t even have the French dream here."

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