Is it all downhill for President Macron from here on out? The early political fortunes of two other major Western reform politicians – Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton – should provide comfort.
Macron has two advantages over Matteo Renzi: A solid majority in parliament and the ability to give protesters some fiscal concessions.
A collection of charts, maps and graphs explaining France, the presidency of Emmanuel Macron and the Yellow Vest protests.
France’s current political fight is over the country’s ability to accept evolutionary – rather than revolutionary — change.
Previous rebellions in France were against the markets and globalization. The Yellow Vest rebellion is against a change in our way of life.
Germany’s SPD has long seen Macron as a beacon of hope. But his stance on migration policy will greatly frustrate them – and rob Angela Merkel of her European cover.
However hard they try, U.S. presidents lack the power of a French president to transform their nation.
Those so-called “allies” don’t realize how much they have been on the warpath against the U.S. all along. High time to set the record straight!