Yes, the French can be annoying. But I think we all agree it would be nice if they are more than a culture museum ten years from now. It would be good if they could make it over the hump into the 21st century. Now we get to find out if they will. Britain managed it under the Iron Lady in the 80's. France can do that, or prove again that socialism, for all of its appeal to academic sorts such as ourselves, has the non-trivial fault of impoverishing nations which practice it. We know that already. And the French, well, they wouldn't like poverty. It gets old. So, bon chance, you guys.