I get emotional when I think about the French Connection.
It goes back to watching Casablanca as a kid. That scene in Rick’s Cafe Americain – where the whole place starts singing La Marseillaise – it gets me choked up whenever I think about it.
M. Macron’s speech today had the same effect on me:
On the evening of Donald Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris climate deal, Emmanuel Macron launched a three-pronged communications blitz against Trump about the perilous consequences of his decision.
The part where he welcomes to France all free-thinking Americans wishing to continue their work on climate change – it drives home the idea that we’re all living in a new era. As much as I’d love to bolt for the French Republic, we have work to do right here – and we can’t just run for the hills.