The Corner

Study Abroad in France!

Jacques Chirac just gave an interview to the Vietnamese Information Agency, and made a promise: “We also plan to pursue our efforts to offer places in France to the best students.” That sounds suspiciously like a threat. One student who spent time in France was Ho Chi Minh, who was introduced to Communism in the salons of Paris. Another notorious product of French education is Saloth Sar, better known as Pol Pot. (Okay, he’s not Vietnamese, but he’s from right next door.) For more on the intellectual and scholastic legacy of French education, see chapter 10 of Our Oldest Enemy.

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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