An Attack On French Intelligence?

Members of France’s intelligentsia have risen up to complain that the French government is attacking the country’s “intelligence.” “Underneath the polemics, as usual, lie money and politics. The protesters say that President Jacques Chirac’s government has been trimming cultural, educational and scientific budgets to the detriment of the country’s ‘intelligence.’ While the government has a solid majority in parliament and the Socialist opposition is in disarray, the intellectuals are using next month’s nationwide regional elections to get attention.”