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France Plays The Race Card

The French are so upset about U.S. consumers boycotting their products, they’ve hired Woody Allen as a pitchman. Can you believe it? “I don’t want to freedom kiss my wife,” says Allen in a new ad. “I want to French kiss her.” But wait, there’s more! The French ambassador to the U.S., Jean-David Levitte, has this to say: “When you insult the French people, simply because they are French, then it’s a kind of racist campaign.” Doesn’t it all just make you want to drink a jug of Evian?

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.

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