Unlike the majority, the leader of the Insoumis understood that politics was a conflictual exercise. He owes it to the Belgian philosopher.
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The contrast was stronger than anything. Mélenchon improvises; Macron is in control. Mélenchon speaks guts; Macron is right. Mélenchon convinces; Macron negotiates. Mélenchon wants revolution; Macron continuity. Mélenchon lies; Macron denies. Mélenchon is over the top; Macron in arrogance. In a society of images, the more lively of the two scores points. In 2015, the philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb followed the Republican Party primary in the United States by cutting the sound of his television. He had then understood that Trump, by his gestures and his facial expressions alone, would be designated, because he was the most real. With him, identification was allowed, not with the others, interchangeable clones.
The legislative campaign which has just ended was the theater