French President Emmanuel Macron is rejecting the mainly American “woke” notion that all history is to be viewed through the lens of race. Such an agenda “Gnaws at national unity and attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage.” In the New York Post, Glenn H. Reynolds gives the dapper Frenchman a thumb’s-up.
The cancellation of celebrities who fall afoul of the Zeitgeist continues. From sex scandals to accusations of moral turpitude to political heresy, actors can find their careers ended in a flash. In The Critic, Alexander Larman suggests that fallen Hollywood idols still have one path to rehabilitation: big box-office receipts.