Sarkozy sees French way to globalize: Collectively


By Katrin Bennhold
International Herald Tribune

August 30, 2007

PARIS: In a country that has long resisted globalization, President Nicolas Sarkozy bluntly told France on Thursday to stop kidding itself and face up to it – but in a French way. Calling the free market an illusion, Sarkozy said France should not be shy about having the government defend French companies and interests from foreign marauders. But he also signaled that he was not the French “dirigiste” of the past…. more