France is a lot different than it used to be. i often comment that i wish France was dominant like it used to be when it was ruled by kings instead of its current government.
i personally disagree with a lot of what France does and French views. Additionally, France as a whole does not like us that much either. so agree to disagree i suppose.
and like craig said, that was then, this is now. people only thought that the sun went around the earth hundreds of years ago. apparently they still have that egocentric view in france.