Abe, at Don't Let Me Stop You, has a number of posts presenting an in-depth explanation of the recent unpleasantness in France, its origins and causes. Abe's writing isn't clouded by the deep seated and long festering distaste for France and the French that colors, even poisons the work of the old feeder. But he should be careful what he says.
Being half French by marriage, as it were, Abe might fall under some sort of French quasi in rem jurisdiction, and the long arm of le Code civil might be able to reach him in Lincoln. The gendarmes are arresting French riot bloggers! Abe will be sorry he advised them to crack down!