法国的小巨人

巴黎—国民刻板影响不易消除,特别是在最有影响力的国民在竭尽所能证明这一印象的情况下。以法国为例。在外国人看来,莫里哀的故乡对政治领袖的偷情容忍度颇高,而对急需的经济改革却正好相反。

但世界可能要感到惊奇了——或者说至少半惊半奇。对政客的暧昧关系来说,典型的法国作风是保持;而对于改革问题,改变或许即将到来了。

奥朗德总统宣布了一系列措施,如果得到实施,将迎来一场和平的革命:一场连他更有魄力的前任萨科齐都不敢尝试的和产业界和商业界的大妥协,尽管他的立场更为保守(或者说这正是他敢于尝试的原因)。

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