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The Globalization of Hollow Politics

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

I went to Lille in northern France a few days before the first round of the French presidential election to attend a rally held by the socialist candidate Francois Hollande. It was a depressing experience. Thunderous music pulsated through the ugly and poorly heated Zenith convention hall a few blocks from the city center. The rhetoric was as empty and cliché-driven as an American campaign event.
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Nicolas Sarkozy's nemesis: Who is Francois Hollande?

News : The Week: News & Opinion (3 years ago)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on the ropes after finishing behind Socialist challenger Francois Hollande in the first round of France's presidential election. Both candidates returned to the campaign trail on Monday after the ... Read Post

Socialist Party Candidate Defeats Sarkozy In French Presidential Election

News : Mediaite (3 years ago)

Nicolas Sarkozy has officially conceded defeat in France's presidential race, meaning the next leader of the French Republic will be Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande. Hollande was pushed into office by voters not necessar... Read Post

The Globalization of Hollow Politics

News : Truthdig (3 years ago)

I went to Lille in northern France to attend a rally held by the socialist candidate François Holland. I could, with a few alterations, have been at a football rally in Amarillo, Texas. Read Post


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