Cole Stangler

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France Is Becoming More Like America. It’s Terrible.

It’s become a familiar refrain in French political life. From President Emmanuel Macron and his cabinet to the far-right opposition, from print columnists to talking heads, “Americanization” is increasingly held responsible for a whole set of social ills ailing the nation.

or some of these critics, it’s the reason so many young people — adopting the view of Black Lives Matter activists — believe police violence is a problem. For others, it explains why the quality of academic research is in decline, as fanciful ideas concocted on American college campuses like intersectionality and post-colonialism supposedly flourish. To others still, it’s why people can’t speak their mind anymore, suffocated by the threats of “cancel culture.”…  Seguir leyendo »

Shortly after taking office in 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron famously told a crowd of tech entrepreneurs that he aimed to make France “a start-up nation.” The goal, he said, was to become not only a business-friendly country but also one that “thinks and moves like a start-up.” Until recently, that vision had appeared to guide much of his tenure, which has ushered in tax cuts for the super-rich, rollbacks in worker protections and tight limits on state spending, including in public hospitals.

It’s all come crashing down with the coronavirus.

Start-ups, it turns out, are not so well-equipped to handle pandemics or global economic crises.…  Seguir leyendo »