Monday, December 10, 2018

The Yellow Vests

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Macron’s approach may have made him a favorite of editorial writers, who see him as the new “sun king,” but he is far more disliked by his own people than Trump is by Americans. The new French rebellion parallels the revolutionary resentments that ultimately overthrew aristocratic and clerical privilege that allowed them to live in splendor while the Third Estate, the middle class, suffered.

Read the rest of the Orange County Register column by Joel Kotkin on the climate wars.

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