The Critical 'I'

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Sunday, October 06, 2002

STITCH ME UP AND LET'S PARTY!
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This one's a bit bizarre. The mayor of Paris was stabbed during a city-wide party, and he insisted that the party keep rolling while he got fixed. Who knew French Socialists were such party animals?

I'm not sure why such a point is being made over the mayor being a Socialist. Socialist parties are quite widespread and common throughout Europe, part of the political establishment and regularly hold office on all levels. Could be American bias in this report, as it's hard to imagine a Socialist party (by that name, anyway) taking off in the U.S.