The Corner

Corrupt French

In France, a court has convicted former prime minister Alain Juppe for his participation in an illegal political fundraising scheme. Juppe is a key ally of President Jacques Chirac and has been considered a possible successor. Read a summary of what happened here. I would be surprised if CHirac himself was unfamiliar with what was going on–but as president, he’s immune to prosecution.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.