The Corner


Your column today is wonderful. But I must caution you about getting into the French-bashing business. The more’s the merrier, but you will get 8,000 emails of the same four or five French jokes. There’s the sale on eBay for used French rifles — “only dropped once.” There’s “How many Frenchman does it take to defend Paris?” Answer: “Nobody knows.” Etc. etc. I would say I’ve gotten the URL for “Soldier of Surrender” magazine 100 times. I’ve heard that taking a Frenchman to battle is like taking an accordion hunting line from 150 readers, each thinking they were the first to tell me. I don’t blame or begrudge anybody, but it just never ends.


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