Tuesday, October 26, 2010

émeutes, manifs, et grèves en France

I got curious as to how things have been going in Strasbourg, the large French city about an hour away from where my buddy Dominique lives. Found this blog entry, which made for entertaining reading, regarding the occupation of la présidence de l'Université de Strasbourg (UDS; copy and paste the italicized phrase into Google and click "video" for videos). The blog post includes a laundry list of claims of solidarity and demands for change, almost none of which struck me as very specific. The overall language is very late-teen, early-20-something passionate rhetoric: educated, eloquent, and yet somehow intellectually muddled. What I took from reading this blog was that French students buy into statism. Sad.


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