The French Connection

THE 1973 movie “The Day of the Jackal” provides a useful sparring partner for thoughts and feelings after Sept. 11. Set in early-’60s Europe, the movie fictionalizes the true story of a plot to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle . I’ve always seen the movie through the prism of the JFK assassination. But after Sept. 11, I understand it clearly as a story about European counterterrorism. And that’s where the lessons begin…READ MORE

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