Another thought about the Dalrymple piece on crime in France that I commented on yesterday: one of the complaints the French make is that the police do nothing about crime, even when it happens right in front of them. They won’t even accept reports. That seems inevitable in a sensitized and politically correct society. After all, to recognize actual crime would raise forbidden issues of race and class, so for those on the official side it is much better to ignore it. The only personally compelling reason to act—especially when acting might be dangerous to oneself and one’s career—would be some notion of masculinity and honor, but such things are trained out of everyone today. So why should the police do anything but enforce regulatory laws against middle-class people who can be safely blamed for what they do and can be counted on to cooperate?