Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hazareesingh on Macron

Here.

15 comments:

brent said...

Pardon my previous skepticism-it appears Macron really IS the Messiah, the Second Coming of deGaulle, the summation of French political philosophy, the spiritual heir of Saint-Simon, the rhetorical twin of René Char ...

Lapinot said...

Oh for goodness sake, Macron's just proposed national service, that favorite panacea of busybodies everywhere, for everyone. Only for a month but still never something I could support.

Tim said...

@Lapinot

So I assume you will be voting for Le Pen.

Anonymous said...

^ Wait what? How do you get the idea that Laponot is a Lepen supporter?

The idea doesn't seem very practical unless you stagger it for 2 hours every weekend throughout schooling.

Lapinot said...

I'm not French and I'm not a bigot, so I neither could nor would.

bert said...

Up until a month or so ago, the nice woman who does the Guardian's political reports from Paris was describing Macron as a ”maverick”. Article after article, I swear. There was clearly an editorial intervention. The term now used is ”independent centrist”.

Anonymous said...

How did she see Macron as a maverick?
Is 'independent centrist' better or worse in your opinion?
'maverick ' to me evokes John McCain so clearly I'm not getting the right image. :)
Myos

bert said...

Here's an example, Myos.
She's French. I've honestly no idea what she meant.
”Independent centrist” is more noncommittal, I'd say.

Hazareesingh's a good guy, a proper scholar. Unlike him, I see Macron's defining characteristics as personal ambition and conformism.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday Macron was a lisping prissy according to you; today he is an ambitious comformist. Yawn. I don't know whether you are a Briton or an American, but Macron is so intellectually superior to either Trump and May that I can only assume you are jealous that the French are not quite as stupid as your compatriots.

bert said...

Do I know you pal?

Anonymous said...

No, and I have no desire to make your acquaintance. You are a nitwit;

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bert.
I guess there are as many ways to see Macron as there are people. :)

bert said...

One of those last two comments is Myos, correct?
Even an intelligent person might be forgiven for being a bit confused here.
Non-Myos-Anonymous, I get that you're still upset, but you see the problem, right?

Anonymous said...

Oops, yes the last comment is Myos.

Anonymous said...

Il y a autant de Macrons que de macarons.