Comments: AH, THE FRENCH

I thought that for a European intellectual there was nothing more important than to understand what was happening in America, to go and tell the Americans what was wrong with their society.
Im not anti-American I cant stand the French prejudice against America.

OK, right.

For instance, I think I helped to persuade Jacques Chirac to bomb the Serb positions around Sarajevo and thus stop a massacre.

I hate war it scares and disgusts me, and it leaves me bitter and sad.

He disgusts him so much he got involved.

I know its odd, but I find the idea of eating at home repugnant.

No Bernard, youre repugnant.

Posted by tim at January 10, 2007 09:24 AM

Oh, thanks for that! Just what I needed at the end of a long day. Talk about shallow! Can you imagine sitting next to him at a dinner party? He's like Proust squared.

Posted by Oda Mae at January 10, 2007 10:17 AM

That Lileks is a sick, sick man. No, really, he's...
oh the heck with it, I read it over an hour ago and am still giggling:

"and I note that the stairs work the same way going up as they do going down. This was something the ancients knew, and understood. I believe it gave them comfort."

hee, hee!!

Posted by Pamela at January 10, 2007 01:22 PM