Wretchard at Belmont Club writes about the continuing riots in France. In a follow up post keying off of the Francis Fukuyama article in OpinionJournal (and discussed in an earlier entry here), Wretchard suggests that this event may be more important than 9/11. The lack of attention to this story in the American press is notable. AFP reports this morning that the French police are "powerless" to stop the rioting. The article states that "All of the areas are high-immigrant zones dominated by depressing public housing estates, where crime and gangs run rampant... According to official figures, France has 751 neighbourhoods classified as severely disadvantaged, housing a total of five million people, around eight percent of the country's population." Cattalarchy refers to an interesting, detailed report titled "The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris" in City Journal by Theodore Dalrymple on his observations of life in France a couple of years ago. I'm sure it hasn't gotten better.