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Wednesday, January 9

A Cloud Over The French Soul - by GREGORY RODRIGUEZ

On January 1st, France instituted a nationwide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants

Mr. Rodriguez delivers a wonderful commentary on this latest development.

In summary:

...."But when France begins to over-legislate adult personal behavior aux Americans, it might be denying its own brand of wisdom: We all need to be a little bad once in a while. The smoking ban in France suggests that the French have forgotten the sage words of one of its greatest smokers: "If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them," wrote Jean-Paul Sartre. "If I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul."

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