In my latest National Post column I say French President Emmanuel Macron's expressed wish to govern like Jupiter would have doomed him in the English-speaking world... and should have in France or anywhere else too.
"I know that you'd rather walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit than consider the possibility that John Kerry would lose Ohio."
“Rather’s Familiar Quotations” [Dan Rather] in The Atlantic Monthly March 2005
"It was said that the noble Don Quixote de la Mancha had been the last of the true knights. After his death, his trusted sword and his armour were sold to pay his debts. But somehow or other that sword seems to have fallen into the hands of a number of men. Washington carried it during the hopeless days of Valley Forge. It was the only defence of Gordon, when he had refused to desert the people who had been entrusted to his care, and stayed to meet his death in the besieged fortress of Khartoum. And I am not quite sure but that it proved of invaluable strength in winning the Great War."
Hendrick Van Loon The Story of Mankind