French voters made a major lurch backwards last week when they elected a Socialist for President, Francois Hollande. For France, it’s not that big a surprise. To one extent or another they’ve lived under socialism since the middle ages.
Of course having witnessed the oft-tried, always-failed reality of socialism, one wonders why they keep coming back. After all, it’s their unsustainable approach to the economy that has moved France to third-rate status with a first rate economic disaster.
But as with train wrecks everywhere, France’s election commands our attention momentarily before we shift to something relevant.
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