I have more than a few French friends who most likely cringed upon learning that Nicolas Sarkozy is the new President of France (see here). My colleague pointed out to me a few weeks ago that he is just like Bush, which if it were true is a real shock to the system for France. He is surely far more conservative than what the French are used to, and what that means for France will be interesting. I overheard on the radio last night that France is already bracing itself for a racial riot.
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