A stupid screed by Wente about Strauss-Kahn - no new insights but conflation of the US and Canadian justice systems - what the hell is a "North American" justice system?
As for civil law, Québec's system is closer to that of France than those of either the RoC or the US (except Louisiana, to some extent).
"Pictures of the great man in cuffs are indicative of “a brutality, a violence, of an incredible cruelty,” declared Elisabeth Guigou, a former French justice minister. “I’m happy that we don’t have the same judiciary system.”
Me too. The American system is infinitely more fair"
"The bizarre reaction of the European socialist class suggests that they too are out of touch. On the whole, I prefer North America, where we expect the values of our rulers to more or less reflect our own. And when they don’t, we’re appalled.."
SOCIALIST? This has utterly nothing to do with socialism, unless old Silvio is also a hidden socialist...
I suspect this lazy so-called journo doesn't even read French, or doesn't bother to do so, or she'd know that reactions in France to this story are far from unanimous, even within the Socialist Party ranks and certainly among feminists. They are only there to confirm her own ethnocentric cultural stereotypes. I suspect cover-ups of the rich and powerful pretty much cross cultural and national lines - they are also a key component of patriarchal rule.