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So it was disingenuous for Chirac to refer to these people as workers as they were indeed refugees.

I saw an exhibition about the Republican exile three years ago. It was heartbreaking how France treated the flleing Republicans. As they had their rifles confiscated they admonished the French "you'll need to give me back that rifle soon enough".

I have heard that the first US tank to enter liberated Paris was manned by Spaniards.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 10th, 2005 at 04:12:56 AM EST
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