Vile France: 255 Years of Duplicity, Cowardice and Cheese

Vile France: 255 Years of Duplicity, Cowardice and Cheese

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by Denis Boyles
     
 

In this bitingly funny and insightful polemic, Boyles, using his knowledge of history and his shrewd eye for current events, examines the internal crises -- a falling birth rate, an expanding Muslim minority, economic stagnation, a lessening of international prestige -- that have changed the personality of what was once 'La Belle France', transforming it into a

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In this bitingly funny and insightful polemic, Boyles, using his knowledge of history and his shrewd eye for current events, examines the internal crises -- a falling birth rate, an expanding Muslim minority, economic stagnation, a lessening of international prestige -- that have changed the personality of what was once 'La Belle France', transforming it into a nation afflicted with status anxiety. He explains how a country that endlessly repeats its credentials as America's oldest ally became one of our most resolute enemies, wielding the biggest weapon in its arsenal -- the European Union -- against the interests of an America that it fears and envies. While making clear his affection for the "France" of the French people, he targets the "France" of the ruling elite -- from de Gaulle to Chirac -- who have always run the country as a private club, often to the angry dismay of its citizens.

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Victor Davis Hanson
"Remember the Paris heat wave of 2003 that killed 15,000 Frenchmen, the obscene French arms sales to Saddam, and Minister de Villepin's bushwhacking of America at the UN? All that and far more are in Denis Boyles' timely Vile France, an at times lighthearted and always insightful look at how the French elite bamboozles the world in its crass support for mass murderers, corrupt totalitarians, and any tinhorn dictator that expresses a shared hatred of the United States�venom that is all gussied up with Gallic intellectual pretension and appeals to fraternity and humanism. Boyles' illustrations of the categories of French perfidy would make great comedy�if they were not so deadly accurate and all so sad."
author of Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power
David Horowitz
"A Francophobe's feast. Boyles makes freedom fries, decanting Bordeaux in the gutters and jokes about the odious Chirac look like reasonable responses to a very long provocation. Read it and weep�with laughter."
author of Radical Son
Harry Stein
"Denis Boyles' smart, caustic, laughing-out-loud funny take on France is long overdue. In exposing these falsest of friends as precisely what they have always been�wolves with sheep souls�he sweeps away the feel-good myths with which we've deluded ourselves for generations. This is a wonderful and vitally important book."
author of How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594030529
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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