Archives For May 1, 2017

The French election is coming up soon but I don’t the outcome changing all that much. That being said it does appear that Le Pen is making up some ground but still has a way to go. Macron it appears is feeling the pressure from the far right to push for more EU reforms. I personally don’t think this gesture will be enough although a “Frexit” does appear to be unlikely. The EU has long shown itself to be a bureaucratic nightmare and the end goals are to create one nation state with one European identity. I feel Macron will perform better from an economic and cultural sense but his chaining himself to the sinking ship that is the EU is troubling.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/798621/Marine-Le-Pen-Emmanuel-Macron-French-election-Nicolas-Dupont-Aignan-Robert-Menard

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-39765575/macron-eu-must-reform-or-face-frexit?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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McWhorter hits the nail on the head when he surmises the trend of aggressive protests against college speakers as a gesture in the guise of action. People are far more concerned with the show aspect of protest than the injection of substance. Additionally McWhorter is right that the onus is on the universities to teach students that righteous indignation does not suffice in public discourse. They need to understand their antics will not be tolerated.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/01/the-know-nothing-campus-protest-movement.html?via=desktop&source=twitter