This week, the new French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled his portrait officiel and it was glittering, clean and displayed the fresh face of the new France. It contained ambiguous symbols, including classic literature, showing its orchestrator’s enjoyment for the theatrical. Going into the future, the question is whether or not this portrait will become a reverse Dorian Gray, where the picture remains the same while the man himself becomes wicked, or whether its real life subject will maintain the same rosy image over the next five years.
Some things don’t deserve their own post, but are too long for Tweets. Here I’m discussing whether people are exaggerating about Marine Le Pen, why young people are stupid, why the Tories don’t care about your dead siblings, why musicians need to shut up, and why, basically, Twitter sucks. (more…)
The two most insufferable politicians of the past couple of years?