May 23, 2002


BURNED TO THE GROUND: Well, there are some walls standing, but basically there's no more Israeli embassy in Paris. They can't rule out terrorism yet-- though they say it is "appears to be accidental in origin." Given what's gone on lately in France, I'd give its accidental origin even odds. Smart French blogger Leo Le Brun sent a letter to Glenn Reynolds arguing against a boycott of France, and London libertarian Perry de Havilland seconded and strengthened the argument. Of course, if boycotting France is at best ineffective and at worst hurts all the wrong people, there's always the movement to pave it. ("Where will you move the French? To Belgium.")

Posted by John Tabin at May 23, 2002 06:24 AM