If France Can Reject Wokeness, So Can We

2/26/21
 
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from Daily Signal,
2/18/21:

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,

French historian Pierre-André Taguieff, quoted in The New York Times piece, said the French people are exasperated by phrases such as “systemic racism’’ and “white privilege,” which he says are an “artificial importation” from America.

When mobs began taking down statues and defacing monuments throughout the United States and the rest of the West last summer, Macron was adamantly opposed to giving in to the war on history.

Macron said in a televised address in June that “the [French] republic will not erase any trace, or any name, from its history … it will not take down any statue.” He said that it was important to look at history with an eye toward finding the truth rather than denying what occurred.

The French blaming America for these ills is predictably French.

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