When survival is at stake, one may hear from a politician not what he believes – but what he thinks the people deciding his fate wish to hear.

 

By that standard, what do the people of France, in the final weeks of their presidential election, wish to hear from their candidates?

 

President Nicolas Sarkozy seems to believe his countrymen are in a deeply nationalistic frame of mind.

 

Five million Muslims live in France, but he is cracking down on Islamists. He is demanding that the Schengen Agreement, under which Europe’s nations maintain open borders, be renegotiated. If immigration from outside Europe is not restricted, says Sarkozy, he will pull out of Schengen.

Read more at LewRockwell.com. By Patrick Buchanan.

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