Monday, July 25, 2005

Banalizing Terror

The above-the-crease headline in today's edition of Le Monde (dated 26 July):

"Governments faced with the challenge of terrorist harassment" [Les gouvernements au défi du harcèlement terroriste].

Yes, the word chosen by Le Monde is « harassment »: harcèlement in French - the same word that would be used, for instance, for sexual harassment in the workplace.