Sarkozy’s Greatest Strengths are his Weaknesses

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Usually the way it works is that Art Goldhammer criticizes NicolasSarkozy’s foreign policy for being all hat and no cattle, and then I,for some reason, feel the need to point out that there is some cattleif you can ever get past the hat. But today Art decided to flip thescript, and nails a bunch of things about Sarkozy which I wish I’d formulated myself: . . . Sarkozy’s very flaws can sometimes play a usefulrole: his egotism encourages him to run risks that others might avoid,and he seems to be undeterred by the prospect of losing face. This canbe helpful […]


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