June 7, 2012
I Believe I Speak for All of Us

“In general, Americans think we are assholes. Ridiculous frogs!” At this, the others in the cellar, not listening up until this point, raise their glasses with hearty hoots and hollers.

“Me,” I say, “I find the French magical.”

“Yes, but you must be the exception.”

“Not so much…” I perform the French gesture where one holds out a hand and wobbles it from side to side. I want it to communicate “you’re wrong,” which is how I’ve always liked to interpret this gesture. I have chosen to forget that it means “comme-ci, comme ça.”

You see, I’m in this magical country to descend into its cellars and change things.

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May 15, 2011
And this was how Nicolas Sarkozy, against all odds, managed to get reelected.

And this was how Nicolas Sarkozy, against all odds, managed to get reelected.

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