June 3, 2017 Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment. Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did. The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid […]


25 July 2015   There’s been so much dramatic news these days – from Greece’s miseries to Iran, China from blowhard Donald Trump – that the shocking story of how America’s National Security Agency has been spying on German and French  leadership has gone almost unnoticed. Last year, it was […]


  June 13, 2015 METZ,  FRANCE –  The dramatic seaborne rescue of 328,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk in June, 1940 is well known.  But the tragic effort of almost 300,000 French troops to  break out of encirclement in eastern France  along the Maginot Line is almost totally unknown. On 10 May, […]