Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Arnoud the American

Former French Minister of Economy Arnoud Montebourg quoted Paul Krugman in the speech that triggered the dissolution of the Cabinet but that wasn't the only American he quoted (or adapted) despite a line of rhetoric given to attacking American style capitalism. Here is during Monday remarks that sealed his resignation --

« Les faits économiques sont têtus »

That's the John Adams "Facts are stubborn things" line, adjusted for the circumstances.