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Macron Is Going Full De Gaulle

France’s president is pushing around Britain, Germany, and Italy—and going back to his country’s foreign-policy roots.

  • Robert Zaretsky
  • FP

In the case of Emmanuel Macron’s official presidential photograph, a picture is worth not a thousand but quite literally hundreds of thousands of words.

The photo shows Macron flanked by the French and European Union flags and an opened book on the desk behind him.

Though the title is not shown, Macron made it known that the book was none other than the memoirs of Charles de Gaulle.

In the two years since the photograph was snapped, Macron has tried to portray himself to the…

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