America is Just Now Catching up to the French - Page 2
As someone who lived in that country during those years, and enjoyed a daily dose of political debate by my colleagues around lunch and dinner tables, I can swear that I have never had a whiff of it. Like the rest of the world I learned about it after his death, when the second wife and daughter decided to attend his funeral!
However the recent DSK affair has inflicted minor cracks in this corner stone of French social ethics. But I guess it is only a passing stage though there now is a debate whether the French will like to have more of a say in the private lives of their public figures.
More interestingly, as if the French and the British can never agree, this is exactly opposite of the British trend of shielding public figures from the scrutiny of the public.
That must give the Americans enough reasons to introspect how much out of they are with the rest of the world.
The good news is that at least there is some evidence that some Americans have started to feel enough is enough with their penchant for throwing stones at their leaders from the comfort of their own glass houses, as this article suggests.