James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”

Dunkirk (2017)

Summary: James Bowman has written an extraordinary review of the new film Dunkirk, seen not just as entertainment but as history. It is a history of the event in June 1940, and a history of how the 1958 and 2017 films about Dunkirk show that we have changed. "The British Empire and the French Republic, … Continue reading James Bowman gives an extraordinary review of “Dunkirk”

Stratfor looks at signs the end times have begun for France’s Fifth Republic

Summary: All the western nations are experiencing similar stress from slow growth, cultural change, immigration -- and political structures that no longer well fit their societies. We can learn much from how others cope. Now its France's turn. The results from Sunday's elections seem unlikely to improve or resolve their problems. "Has France's Fifth Republic … Continue reading Stratfor looks at signs the end times have begun for France’s Fifth Republic

See how France’s Socialist Party collapsed. It could happen here soon.

Macron Party meeting

Summary: Why did France's Left collapse leaving a neoliberal "centrist" to take the Presidency? In 2012 the Socialist Party dominated France. Then they applied a large dose of neoliberalism. This betrayal of their principles and the subsequent weak economy almost destroyed them as an effective political force. The story is similar to America's, just one chapter ahead. Let's watch and learn from … Continue reading See how France’s Socialist Party collapsed. It could happen here soon.

Emmanuel Macron is France’s Clinton and Obama, bringing it more neoliberalism

Emmanuel Macron for President - Getty

Summary: Emmanuel Macron will soon become President of France. He is their Bill Clinton and Obama, leading them into the next phase of the neoliberal revolution. But France's elites have chosen a different way to manipulate their people than America's. We can learn much from these events in France. "A fantasy is a dream that … Continue reading Emmanuel Macron is France’s Clinton and Obama, bringing it more neoliberalism