Emmanuel Macron’s Campaign to Stifle Debate in France

June 12, 2020

On May 25, hours before George Floyd was killed in the US for all the world to watch, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner reacted to the public accusation by a celebrity that the French police were racist and capable of brutality in the execution of their duties.  Hospitals...

Emmanuel Macron Rallies Around Bernie to Save France

March 13, 2020

Watching French President Emmanuel Macron’s address to the nation on March 12, I couldn’t avoid admiring the skill with which he deployed two supremely engineered strategic themes. After drawing attention to the importance of a concerted European response to the pandemic, he insisted that the...

Emmanuel Macron Promotes “le Startupisme”

October 31, 2019

Bloomberg offers its readers a look at a typically French phenomenon: a government’s economic cheerleading around the promotion of a simplistic idea that makes its traditionally stale policies appear more modern and dynamic than they actually are. One of the classic ploys is to borrow...

Macron’s Risky Strategy to Consolidate the Center

June 05, 2019

The recent European elections have triggered dramatic changes in French politics but, with a murky political landscape, no one can predict where they might lead. The year 2019 has turned out to be rich in pretexts for political predictions. While India managed to hold an election that produced...

Emmanuel Macron Wants to Share Power with the Yellow Vests

April 01, 2019

In a startling development that risks shaking up the political chessboard in France for years to come, Emmanuel Macron has invited the yellow vests to work with him on a power-sharing plan. Exasperated by the repeated Saturday skirmishes with protesters that led him to mobilize the French army...

Emmanuel Macron Has “Messed Up”

January 16, 2019

When Emmanuel Macron attempts to speak in the language of the people, it just makes things worse. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. French President Emmanuel Macron is trying very hard to understand what the gilets jaunes (yellow vest protesters) are trying to tell him. Try as he may —...

When English Media Report on Emmanuel Macron

December 12, 2018

When Emmanuel Macron admits his own cowardice, the English-speaking media cover it up. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Emmanuel Macron has finally stepped up to his presidential perch to address the yellow army that has rebelled against his reforms. It turned out to be a kind of...