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France's Choice

David RieffThe New York Times MagazineJane KramerThe New Yorkerthe editorsThe EconomistFrom a few days ago
Last Thursday, in discussing the fate of two Frenchmen held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan, she called for United Nations-imposed penalties for rulers like the Taliban, as if unaware that the Islamic extremists had been ousted in 2001.

When the interviewer pointed out that the Taliban were no longer in power, Ms. Royal ignored him and moved on.
Isaac Chotiner