I am thrilled that Paris is holding its spot as the most-visited destination on Earth.
However. The refusal to modernize its social programs and economy in general is turning the entire country into one big museum. Have you ever gotten the feeling that France is increasingly becoming a vacation from the modern world instead of a participant in it? (Remember the Minitel, which predated the modern-day Internet?) Maybe it’s just the August doldrums, which slows French “efficiency” to a crawl, that makes me feel this way.