Chirac Runs His Trap
Our American friends… say, well, countries can't provide financial backing to their own culture, literature, cinema, media, because that distorts the market. And it therefore prevents American culture—I'm using the American example but there are others—it prevents American culture from spreading normally. Following that reasoning, all forms of cultural expression would be stifled to the sole benefit of American culture.All I can say is: "Surrender to it, Jacques. You know you want to."
"Surrender to it?" That's like asking a Frenchman to breathe!