No Text, Please, We're French

Our long and stable period of peace has led us Europeans to believe that we're living in the best of all possible worlds. Wrong! Those annoying, naysaying French might just screw everything up again, and all of Europe is wondering why. Well, Europe would know if Europe lived in France!

The reason this time is the famous European Union constitution, and the French referendum on it that the no vote is going to win. Or, perhaps, lose — but only by an eyelash, which almost amounts to the same thing as winning. A slender victory will be a...

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