Macron is a revolutionary in a suit, not a politician. He is a convinced democrat who grows easily impatient with democracy. (John Lichfield, The Observer)

New Year’s Greetings Charles de Gaulle allowed cameras into the Elysée Palace on 31 December 1959. Ever since, the French President’s New Year message has been a major ‘political’ moment of the year. Last New Year’s Eve, Emmanuel Macron’s address was much anticipated. For weeks the gilets jaunes had been in full mayhemesque revolt. Macron had hiked the minimum wage. Tinkering with taxes and pensions, … Continue reading Macron is a revolutionary in a suit, not a politician. He is a convinced democrat who grows easily impatient with democracy. (John Lichfield, The Observer)

Act VIII: tragical [certainly] – comical [no, not funny] – historical [Mélenchon thinks so] – pastoral [where it started not so long ago]

Musical intro. A jaunty ditty to get this blog’s 2019 up-and-jumpin’. Watching Kopp Johnson’s modern Ode to Joy (aka Macron’s Resignation) will doubtless help you share the Joy felt by over 16 million Continue reading Act VIII: tragical [certainly] – comical [no, not funny] – historical [Mélenchon thinks so] – pastoral [where it started not so long ago]