At The Financial Times: the emerging ‘Party Line’ on the political inevitability of Macron, as answer to the Populist Menace Le Pen. Committed Observer comments

May 3,2017

Headline:

Le Pen harries Macron in hostile French presidential debate

Sub-headline:

Centrist favourite keeps cool in the face of bitter onslaught as election run-off looms

https://www.ft.com/content/c1875fe6-3052-11e7-9555-23ef563ecf9a


May 4, 2017

Headline:

Macron emerges as clear winner of angry French election debate

Sub-headline:

Snap survey shows 63% of respondents thought the centrist candidate won


May 4,2017

Merci, Obama: Former US president backs Macron in French vote

ObamaEndorsesMacronMay042017

Hope and Change huckster endorses the Neo-Liberal Lite Golden Boy!

 

https://www.ft.com/content/2e77f550-8e6d-3847-ae05-b9239c0b9a27


 

May 3, 2017

Headline:

Macron, Le Pen and the battle for the idea of France

Sub-headline:

‘Two ancient visions of France frame the way many voters of all political leanings see this election’

Simon Kuper adds something missing from the Financial Times Neo-Liberal apologetics, wedded to the usual Populist hysterics, whether of Right or Left origin.  He write a very historically detailed analysis, of the influence of Charles Maurras in French political thought and action, leading to the present political romanticism of Le Pen. Well worth reading.
The reader of the first volume of the Selected Letters of Marcel Proust 1880–1903 learns that Marcel was involved with the Daudet family, mother and son Lucien, wife and son  of the infamous Anti-Dreyfusard/Antisemite Alphonse Daudet. What I found to be most telling was that Marcel, and his family, were fully integrated into French social/political life, even though he was a committed Dreyfusard after 1898.

 

Committed Observer

 

 

 

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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