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Old 03-17-2018, 01:06 PM
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Stealth fighters, cruise missiles, hybride warfare, counterterrorism, cyber strategies etc are a far cry from highborn gentleman in fancy uniforms on horseback. The armed forces need nerdy geeks for their data control centers. Not a Prince so-and-so. Even with a surname like Bonaparte.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:11 PM
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When I shared my opinion on him I referred to the previous discussion in this thread about Jean Christophe's views, comparing him to Macron/Trudeau, possibility of restoration of monarchy in France, or him running for a political role. I apologize if that was irrelevant.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:19 PM
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Is there any reason Jean Christophe should be like President Macron or Prime Minister Trudeau? One has yet to see great achievements of the aforementioned politicians.
It is unfortunate though that so few modern aristocrats opt for history/art over a military career.
President Macron is now going for the beast no any French president tamed: the mighty bastion of the SCNF, the billions loss-making railway company with jobs-for-life and golden retirements for staff in their 50's. The clash will be epic. The SCNF can completely paralyze France but President Macron is vast determined to confront the undoubtedly massive resistance and transform this colossal state-in-the-state into a normal public transport company which can compete with other companies on the soon to be liberalized transport market.

Give the young president at least credit for having balls and to engage into battle to make his country as performant as Germany, Sweden or the Netherlands. The Groupe Air France/KLM shows the same: the giant makes profit but it comes from the leaner, meaner and efficiently working Dutch part (KLM and Transavia). Also there is a fierce struggle à la the SNCF.

Give the young President some credit. He is not jetsetting with Carla Bruni. He is not sneaking out on a scooter to see a maîtresse. He does the best he can. Seeing the examples of Trump and May, France may be lucky with this ambitious man with a vision and a coherent policy.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:59 PM
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President Macron is now going for the beast no any French president tamed: the mighty bastion of the SCNF, the billions loss-making railway company with jobs-for-life and golden retirements for staff in their 50's. The clash will be epic. The SCNF can completely paralyze France but President Macron is vast determined to confront the undoubtedly massive resistance and transform this colossal state-in-the-state into a normal public transport company which can compete with other companies on the soon to be liberalized transport market. ...[snipped]
I read that Mr Macron, as a candidate, promised to liberalise transport market and lessen the grip trade unions have on some companies. Apparently people, who voted for him, thought he would not do it.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:15 AM
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Your theory works only if Jean-Christophe wanted to be a potential Head of State and/or be part of the rather mercyless French political life.
It's clearly not the case, as he considers himself as a private citizen with a famous name. Like his grandmother he's interested in the historic aspect of this name, nothing more (unlike his own father and his mixed political results).

The Napoleons (as the Bourbons or the Orléans) are seen mainly as historical figures, not active members of the French society. And they are respected for that.

When Jean Christophe was younger he did say he was interested in politics and was apparently involved in a political group while still in school. He's now much more hesitant and he could change his mind again, but he has plenty of good reasons to be cautious. He has admirers, but there are people in France who will bash him for what his ancestors and his great-great uncles did.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:32 AM
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When Jean Christophe was younger he did say he was interested in politics and was apparently involved in a political group while still in school. He's now much more hesitant and he could change his mind again, but he has plenty of good reasons to be cautious. He has admirers, but there are people in France who will bash him for what his ancestors and his great-great uncles did.
Well the vast majority of the French people doen't even know who he is ... and no being the heir of the house of Bonapartes is not a big problem in France, as long, like the other former houses, he's not involved in politics.
The Monarchy is now part of a common history and respected as such, but it's definitively a concept from the past....
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