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Pascal Bruckner

What Are The French So Afraid Of The World?

Pascal Bruckner | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Pascal Bruckner

Gravely affected by the weak economy, young people make up the avant-garde of what may as well be France's largest contemporary party: the Party of Fear. For the French have become afraid of everything: the world, poverty, globalization, Islam, capitalism, global warming, natural catastrophes -- and even, to borrow an American phrase, fear itself.