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July 14, 2006
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Allons enfants de la patrie,
- La Marseillaise
Is Bastille Day France's 'birthday', as July 4th is for the United States? Well I don't know, though it is certainly France's national holiday (as of 1880); France has suffered through the Terror, had emperors, twelve constitutions, five republics, and been conquered by the Germans twice since the mob stormed the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789. Hardly an unbroken reign for the democratic ideals of the revolution, but they seem to have sorted it all out for the most part.
I know that France is not exactly the most dependable ally, and that Americans (especially conservatives) like to berate and belittle the French - and the term "cheese eating surrender monkeys" sounds mean and undeserved, but they do eat cheese and they do surrender a lot, so they have themselves to blame for at least a bit of that.
But in the end, they have proven themselves to be lovers of liberty, and who can really hate a nation that gives such wonderful presents?
Posted by Ken McCracken · 14 July 2006 12:35 PM
I do love the French wine.
But I wish there was a little less French whine.
Posted by: Hoodlumman at July 14, 2006 01:40 PM
How can you really berate a counrty that has its own Minister of culture - Minister of culture
Posted by: Ben at July 14, 2006 03:27 PM
Ah yes, and I do have a weakness for french culture actually.
What they lack in military prowess they seem to make up for in art and haute cuisine.
Posted by: Ken McCracken at July 14, 2006 05:57 PM
I think France will take the jokes and rhetoric over having to occupy baghdad any day. Chirac was a soldier in Algeria, he knew what this was gonna turn into.
Posted by: lester at July 15, 2006 11:35 AM