Alpine Summit

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Les Français sont perdants.

Some hard words for the French to swallow by a French lawyer.

Maurice Lévy, the head of the media giant Publicis, whose company owns Saatchi and Saatchi and has offices in 100 countries across six continents, said France had failed to get the 2012 Olympics because the world now saw it as a nation of perdants — “losers”. For good measure, he described the 35-hour week as “absurd” and the wails of complaint that followed Paris’s loss of the Games to London as “pathetic.”

It's good to hear, though. Maybe people in France will wake up how far they have actually declined in importance, relevance, and regard the world has for them. Read the whole article.