A (Coffee) Break in Conflict Cafe

Without a doubt, the American President has shaken up diplomatic exchanges between nations. Whereas, law-abiding citizens were rarely, in former times, invited to see the (sometimes insalubrious) underbelly of strained relations between their leaders, over the last few years, it seems that a “new-deal” in the style of communications has become the norm. The crude, sensationalist, vulgar, and sometimes outrageous tone will probably inspire a lazy kind of mimicry in the next great men of this world. But we digress. The trade dispute setting Paris and Washington (in the main) against one another is currently on pause; a truce of 90 days has been called to “see” who will get the upper hand in a duel of one-upmanship, where each is casting baleful glances at the 12-shot Colt hanging from the other’s gun belt. Still, the conversation between President Macron and his American counterpart seems to have led to a domestic revelation: during the press conference, Donald himself declared: “Melania [his wife] loves French wine” This announcement may seem trivial, but history has shown that men’s greatest decisions have been taken, first and foremost, behind the bedroom door, by wise women.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/30/tech/french-digital-tech-tax/index.html

https://www.wsj.com/articles/frances-macron-pauses-tech-tax-after-u-s-pressure-11579564974

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