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January 15, 2004

Liberty, I Write Your Name


The Atlasphere publishes an interview with a voice of today's authentic French resistance, Sabine Herold (via Merde in France).

Herold: For example, in France right now there's actually a political debate about whether civil servants should be paid depending on what they're doing and whether they're good or bad. Some people, especially the unions, are simply opposed to that; they think that when you're in public service, your level of productivity shouldn't be considered. To me that makes no sense. If a civil servant is not efficient, there's no reason to keep paying him. (Pause.) France is still a communist country.

TA: France is?

Herold: (Laughing). Almost. I think in America, some people consider us one of the very last remaining communist countries. Some people are saying that about France.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 15, 2004 10:21 AM


She makes me want to move to France.

That's no easy feat.

Posted by: Chaos Overlord at January 15, 2004 11:17 AM

I know an old soldier now living in Arizona who fought in France in WWII. He says the French threw stones at his men. They were in a communist region.

Posted by: Fred Boness at January 16, 2004 04:15 AM