Chirac cites a "malaise" in the riot outbreaks. Malaise — I thought that leads to lassitude, not violence. Though Carter never actually used the term malaise, the Chirac regime increasingly mimics the Carter presidency. An obsessive romancing of Third World despots, a disdain towards capitalism that verges on anti—Americanism, an ineffectual response towards Arab terror regimes, a blindness to one's own faults, an increasingly out of touch "leader" who hectors others regarding their "flaws".
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