Dead Men Left

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sois jeune et tais toi

Len has a few more things to say about the riots in France. I'd only append the note that the woefully pervasive attachment to a supposed "republican" ideal on the French Left that means (for example) forcing young women to remove their headscarves - against which Alain Badiou's warnings still hold - makes me rather pessimistic about the possibility of them saying anything meaningful to the banlieues. I hope I'm wrong.