Foreign News: New Resistance Movement

Is France being debauched—culturally, politically and economically—by the U.S.? Yes, argues one of France's top playwrights and novelists, Marcel Ayme. "Soon it will be ten years since France was sold to the U.S.," he recently wrote, "and since we became the Algeria of the Americans—an Algeria which does not revolt."

It is a theme currently popular in French intellectual circles. But just how much is sound and how much simple fury? The editors of Paris' intellectual weekly Arts assigned a two-man team to measure U.S. influence in France, last week devoted five pages to...

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