Rive Droite: Refers to the northern half of Paris. The Right Bank can now be used to refer to a level of elegance and sophistication. Its most famous street is undeniably the Champs Elys�es.
“William Buckley, one of the movement’s founders, has declared that the Iraq war was probably a mistake. Before the election, one senior White House figure confided that his biggest worry was not the anti-war left (which always sings the same song) but the possibility that the conservative intellectual elite would turn against the war. The rive droite seems to be turning.”