Lindsey Tramuta is an american journalist who has been living in Paris since 2006. She is a culture & travel journalist, author, podcaster, and editorial consultant.
Lindsey also wrote The New Paris: the People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement (Abrams, 2017) which made it to the Amzon bestseller list and The New Parisiennes: the Women & Ideas Shaping Paris.
In this episode, we discussed the ongoing turmoil in France as Emmanuel Macron’s administration is going from one crisis to another.
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The latest episode of his calling the Financial Times to have them take down an article critical of his policies and his public outrage at the New York Times or refusal to give an interview to the Washington Post have indeed shocked many obeservers of French society including Linndsey Trramuta.The massive rallies of the pas two years from the yellow vest movement to the black lives matter marches in June and the recent ones against the global security bill have only confirmed the drift towards more authoritarianism and disdain for accountability.
The contrast between the runnning candidate of 2017 who posed as fresh promise of change has become so striking that Emmanuel Macron lately even declared that he may even consider not running for reelection.The conversation covererd issues of race in France, social upheavals and how the interarction between politics and journalism in France is strikinlgy different from what can be observed in the US or the UK.
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