A few days ago some Frenchman saw fit to send an email to James Taranto, the man responsible for the WSJ's Best of the Web Today. Mr. Taranto published the email and solicited responses. You'll find some of those here.
My favorite was: "Has anyone noticed the propensity of the French to convert an unhappy necessity into a virtue? Their foodstuffs were inedible, so they invented sauces; their plumbing was medieval, so they invented perfume; and their military was humiliated wherever it set foot, so they invented 'diplomacy,' by which they meant, first, collaboration and, second, appeasement. "