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Why the French don’t shoot each other

Why the French don’t shoot each other

May I be permitted to invoke Tom Wolfe and engage in some light, contemporary, anecdotal comparative cultural anthropology?Americans shoot each other rather frequently, while the French don’t. Pourquoi? Below are some observations on how some res Francaise – customs, culture, logistics, and history –  make it less likely there’ll be a shooting in France. It’s not a definitive, scientific, peer-reviewed, all encompassing, statistically significant (Big Data!), empirical dossier, but… I might be on to something…   Continue Reading