Demonizing the French
The recent rioting in France has given the freedom fry patriots ample occasion to bloviate, posture and snear at the French again. They draw the ideological lesson that the riots are divine payback for failing to back our glorious war of civilizations or the inevitable consequence of a lazy and socialistic ecomomy.
Juan Cole has one good response.
Intelligible analysis of what is actually going on in France is impossible to come by in the mainstream media, but lenin has been doing a good job of covering it and Doug Ireland provides the essential background.