On the flight over, I spent some time reading LIBERATION, the newspaper of the Socialist Party. There was a long story about Marine le Pen, the new leader of the far right Nationalist Party [and daughter of its founder.] This is the new face of fascism in France, and very disturbing. I shall try to say something about it in the next day or two.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
After a long flight from Atlanta, and some rather bad food courtesy of AirFrance, we are here at our pied a terre in Paris. The big news here is that the streets are filled with piled up garbage -- there is a strike on, of course. I have no idea what that is all about.