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Joe’s great adventure

Joe Klein, of Primary Colors fame, is tramping around Europe for six weeks on behalf of The Guardian. He intends to explore the apparently widening divide between the US and Europe. I’m usually suspicious of series constructed by parachuting a writer into somewhere they have little knowledge of. But on the basis of the first instalment, in France, I certainly intend to follow Klein’s journey.

His stay in Paris is interesting, but rounds up the usual suspects to a degree. But he had a good reporter’s instinct to head to the depressed northeast of France and find out a bit about the disaffected immigrant community there. Well worth a read.

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