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Tough Swede

Nicolas Sarkozy spoke far too harshly to those rioters. And the French

should not have sent so many police into the affected areas, nor declared a

state of emergency. The idea of beefing up a police presence for the

future is clearly not the way to go. Warning that the same thing could

happen here is unnecessary. So says the Prime Minister of Sweden, Goran

Persson.

Clearly, Europeans have learned much from the unfolding events in

France. Persson did leave one thing out, though. He forgot to put in a

plug for more affirmative action.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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