Fear, Duplicity, Cowardice and Cheese
by Denis Boyles
Encounter Books, 2005, hardcover, dustjacket ISBN 1594030529
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'Using his knowledge of history as well as his shrewd eye for current events, Boyles, who has lived in France for several years, unravels the long French hate affair with the United States. Along the way, he also examines the internal crises - a failing birthrate, an expanding Muslim minority, a lessened international prestige - that have transformed la belle France into a nation obsessed with status anxiety. His conclusion? "France looks great and seems swell, but it acts hideously. It's the Ted Bundy of European nations".
Vile France will gratify Francophobes everywhere and cause even the most committed defender of the Jacques Chirac worldview to wonder about this commitment - and perhaps even crack an occasional smile.'