Fans of Asterix will need no reminding that the comic featured a youthful Jacques Chirac as a thrusting young politician in Obelix and Co (1976).
But this morning provided a particularly delightful example of the potential of looking at politics through a cultural prism. My son was reading a copy of Asterix The Gaul over breakfast. And therein I found this rather uncanny resemblance to the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Roman commander Crismus Bonus is shocked to find his bullying tactics don’t work on a certain little Gaulish village. The only other cartoon that comes to mind, for its questionable portrayal of supposedly Gallic male attitudes to sexual harrassment is, of course, Pepe Le Pew.