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If France Can Reject Wokeness, So Can We

February 19, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ An interesting piece in The New York Times highlights a ferocious blowback against woke ideas in France. Yes, France. “The threat is said to be existential,” foreign correspondent Norimitsu Onishi writes, adding: It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage. The threat? ‘Certain social […]

France: The Civil War Has Begun

July 29, 2016 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ In one of those eerie coincidences, the day of the Charlie Hebdo atrocity saw the publication of a novel by the grumpy French intellectual Michel Houellebecq (pronounced Wellbeck). Entitled Submission, it envisioned a charismatic candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood winning the French presidency in 2022 and, in coalition with the other parties, […]

How The French Fight Global Warming

October 25, 2014 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ The past month has seen considerable news on the global warming front—the National Academy of Sciences found that the U.N. underestimates the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbed by plants, Greenpeace’s founder described the group as an “evil organization” that has “lost concern for humanity,” and a paper in the journal […]

Au Revoir, Carbon Tax

March 26, 2010 by

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By Jeff Witt As the Obama administration makes it clear they want to pursue a carbon capping policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the French government announced that it would abandon plans to impose a similar carbon tax on domestic energy and transportation fuels. The reason for the French government’s change of tune is obvious. […]

France Is Disgusted With The United States. And With Good Reason

October 2, 2009 by

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Those are words I would never have thought I would write. In my wildest dreams, I never would have imagined a time when I would have more respect for the leader of France than I did for the leader of my own country. That time has arrived. At a recent meeting of the United Nations Security […]

Problems With Wind Towers In France

February 2, 2009 by

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BLOWING COLD ON WIND Andrew Bolt A growing revolt in France against the hideous wind farms now despoiling the countryside: The opposition is coming from villages in the northern Picardy region and from the east and the west, where wind farms have been growing fastest. A dozen local mayors led a demonstration of about 800 […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 36)

June 11, 2008 by

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AN ABUNDANCE OF INCONVENIENT TRUTHS I’ve included this pie chart again because I want you to look at with more than just a cursory glance, and to achieve that aim, I’m going to refer you back to it a couple of times during this post. I’m a cautious guy, and if I commit something to […]