France's No-Go Zones: The Riots Return
"The feeling of decay that permeates the minds of many French today comes from a truth that few wanted to admit," wrote a historian, Pierre Vermeren, in Le Figaro. "France is a fallen country..."
Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a survivor of
the 2015 jihadist attack on Charlie Hebdo, and now its
editor-in-chief, noted: "France is living hours of disillusionment as deep
as those it had known in May 1940... Before our eyes, everything collapsed at
an unimaginable speed... We will have to ask a question: why such a disaster...
how was this possible. And the present catastrophe inevitably brings us to the
same conclusions: incompetence, disorganization, lack of long-term vision,
improvisation. In summary: the nullity of our leaders."