Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Too Funny. The Economist Goes With the "Don't mention the war" Headline

The Economist!
Ya gotta love it, even if it's one of their lead blogs rather than the magazine itself.
From The Economist's Charlemagne's notebook:
ACCORDING TO those in the room, it was “very lively”, “very harsh” or even a “big argument”. Today's row between President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, was also entirely predictable after Brussels threatened to take legal action against France over its expulsion of Roma migrants.
What has given extra potency to the affair is the constant evocation, directly or more euphemistically, of the Nazi past by all sides in the debate. I feel that Hitler’s genocidal murder of Jews, Gypsies and others was too appalling to be invoked lightly. More often than not, those involved would be better off heeding the words of John Cleese: don’t mention the war....
They link to the Fawlty bit of genius, we embed: