Legion de Elba

My latest for The Rebel: On May 19 the French Legion d’Honneur was established. In 1802. By Napoleon. The famous dictator and failed aggressor. Many recipients have been outstanding human beings., But the Legion d’Honneur underlines the tragic difficulty in places without the Anglosphere’s tradition of liberty under law successfully maintained in finding aspects of their heritage worth celebrating and rallying round in the name of good government and civic virtue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDeu1XQax6M

The audio-only version is available here: [podcast title="Robson Rebel, May 19"]http://www.thejohnrobson.com/podcast/John2016/May/160519RobsonRebel.mp3[/podcast]