Friday, July 11, 2003

The Stagnant Nature of France's Political Class

   An interesting note found at new groupblog Crooked Timber, on the staying power French politicians, who never seem to really leave office once they've gotten into it, practicing instead the French version of Musical Chairs.
    I lay the blame firmly at the feet of the ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Adiministration) myself; there is something extremely unhealthy about a hermetically sealed world of power-brokers who consider themselves ordained to steer a nation's fortunes, solely because they happened to do well on an exam long ago in the past. Even the British political class isn't as top heavy with Oxbridge graduates as France's is with Enarques.