Emmanuel Macron is the ‘bling bling’ candidate, whose shown France how democracy works. Continue reading Promoting the Macron brand
Laïcité has always been a major part of France’s political complexion. Here I look at how it’s being tugged about, amidst the incessant cross-fire of the presidential election. Continue reading France’s distorted secularism: Laïcité
Benoit Hamon, the radical leftist upstart of the election, is trying to combine an orthodox socialist attitude on many issues, with a bold progressive vision of the future, that has lots of people talking. Continue reading Hamon’s economic vision: money for all.
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The popular politician’s campaign is a choice example of how modern day democracy works. In France now too. According to Régis Debray, the French philosopher and Marxist turned Republican, who was an adviser to Mitterand, and later a key proponent of the headscarf ban, there is an important distinction to be made between a republic and a democracy. In 1989,… Continue reading Promoting the Macron brand
The ‘French Chavez’ has given the markets a scare, been denounced by the incumbent President and had his program mocked as ‘Cuba without the sun’. But the leader of La France Insoumise has a chance tomorrow. Continue reading Is Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s popular wave about to break?
Last week I posted up an article that mentioned, among other things, how traditional media’s hold over the public is slipping, with the advent of social media as an alternative platform. So here is a video I came across on Facebook, that has over 6 million views and counting. Continue reading Who is Emmanuel Macron?
An article that appeared in Le Monde last week, that looks at how different candidates are adapting a hostile tone towards the traditional media. Worth a read, with interesting insights from media figures. Unsurprisingly, the article takes the media as victim line, that Trump has largely promoted, and doesn’t consider the media as collaborator in a stale system. Continue reading The anti-media discourse in the French presidential election.
Republicans criticized for antisemitism Continue reading Anti-Macron cartoon compared to the antisemitism of the 1930s.