Algeria’s footballing talent

Financial Times - Jul 9, 2014

The performance of the Algerian team in Brazil has provided the perfect fodder for a deep-rooted pétainisme which likes nothing more than defeat. The philosopher Alain Finkielkraut embodies this irrational fear of an invasion of France by its former colonial subjects. His attitude explains why the extreme-right Front National led by Marine Le Pen came top of the polls in the recent European elections.

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