Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Death of the European Dream

The two best analyses of the roots of the French riots I've seen so far:

Ehsan Ahrari's overview of the French government's betrayal of the North African "Harkins" who sided with France in the Algerian war, and were subsequently moved to French slums.

Joel Kotkin's piece on how the French economic system's rigidity has made immigrants' ability to assimilate economically and culturally much harder in France than in the US.

H/T Middle Earth Journal and Centerfield.

1 Comments:

At 5:00 AM, Blogger Jannis said...

Nice blog, very good remarks on psychology and politics.
Just started my own Blog on globalization, ideas, education...probably from a quite European point of view, due to my background...Why not just visit http://ideenwerk.blogspot.com and post some comments in English, German, Spanish or Greek ?
As for France, well, I guess the problem is the usual one in most European countries: the "glass ceiling" for many young immigrants.

Jannis

 

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