Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron
The ’em’ Word, Self-Harming by the Left, and Tout-Paris’ New Must-Have.
Talking Trash or Talking Straight?‘Emmerder,’ loosely translated by the US media as ‘to piss off’, should certainly be voted January’s Mot du Moi, Word of the Month. Emmanuel Macron (e-m-… is there a conspiracy afoot here?) has been forever lambasted as an elitist out of touch with le Peuple. Not so! In a recent interview […]
Up for judgment: Macron’s Great Debate, and the ‘re-looking’ of the Champs Elysees.
Part 1 It is desperately unfashionable to spare a good word for President Emmanuel Macron. You may call him elitist, aloof, politically deaf and dumb, an imperious windbag or vacillating introvert, a conservative in progressive clothing or vice-versa, or all of the above. Just don’t give him any credit. The current global nationalist/populist movements have […]
Rising Seine, Falling Snow
Blocks of ice are crashing off my roof as I write. Did pdv really just leave New England for Paris, or was it all a dream? To be snarkily honest, it is a bit hallucinatory to go from a town where two feet of snow merit a same-old-same-old shrug, where the municipal snow dumps rise […]