Removing portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron was an inspiring way for activists to "take him down" for failing on climate justice.
Notre Dame was an ideal displacement for embattled Macron, after months of the yellow vests nipping at his neoliberal heels.
On September 22, Macron signed the Loi Travail XXL into law. It would be difficult to overstate the sea change this will represent for French unions.
In his campaign, Macron was able to strike a progressive pose -- especially with Marine Le Pen as a debating partner. More will be known about his priorities once he assumes presidential office.
If political acts, like voting, are meaningless under globalization, that makes some sense of the refusal by normally left voters to turn out for Hillary, leading to Trump's victory.
Tom Pitfield, a childhood friend of Trudeau's and a former IBM innovation expert, went through a top 10 Buzzfeed-like list of What He Learned from the Election Campaign.
France awaits the results of judicial enquiries launched against the Republican candidate and the Front National candidate, not just the first round of voting for a new president.