Avant le déluge

If you are a student of history (or if you ever read Berlin by Jason Lutes) this quote from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard just gave you chills.

Paris has a strange atmosphere right now. It is hard to get a table at the bistros of Saint-Germain, yet people have a sense of foreboding.

They know austerity has hardly begun. The press is full of stories that the biggest property bubble ever known in France has begun to deflate. Yet the party goes on. Perhaps this is what it felt like in May 1931, avant le déluge.

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