Problems of radical translation: “The night was relatively calm,” reports a French national police spokesperson, noting that only 372 cars were torched on New Year’s Eve. (HT: Little Green Footballs.) Continue reading What is “calm” in French?
For a third night, Muslim youths are rioting in France—this time with guns. Over 100 police officers have been wounded, some seriously, as a rampage of vandalism and car burnings once again consumes areas of Paris, Toulouse, and other cities. “This is war,” says one of the leaders of the riots. The purported cause, an automobile accident involving a motorcycle and a police car, is … Continue reading Paris Is Burning—Again