If you stand out on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in the evening -- on that Magnificent Mile we also call Boul Mich -- you'll hear many languages spoken on our most international of streets:
Italian and German, Russian and Turkish, Chinese, Arabic and many other tongues, including that most beautiful of all: French.
But after the terrorist slaughter in Paris, there were few if any French tourists on Michigan Avenue. I'm sure most were in their hotel rooms, desperate to call home, horrified, watching the news of the bloody work of the Islamic State.
"To all those who have seen these awful things, I want to say we are going to lead a war that will be pitiless," said...