The bestselling memoir of France's newly elected President, Emmanuel Macron.Some believe that our country is in decline, that the worst is yet to come, that our civilisation is being wiped out. That only withdrawal or civil strife are on our horizon. That to protect ourselves from the great transformations taking place around the globe, we should go back in time and apply the recipes of the previous century.Others imagine that France can continue on a slow downward slide. That the game of political juggling - first the Left, then the Right - will allow us breathing space. The same faces and the same people who have been around for so long.I am convinced that they are all wrong. It is their models, their recipes, that have failed.In Revolution, Emmanuel Macron, the youngest president in the history of France, reveals his personal history and his inspirations, and discusses his vision of France and its future in a new world that is undergoing a 'great transformation' that has not been known since the invention of the printing press and the Renaissance.This is a remarkable book that seeks to lay the foundations for a new society - a compelling testimony and statement of values by an important political leader who has become the flag-bearer for a new kind of politics.
`Emmanuel Macron has stood up for liberal values. He put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world. And he is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears.' - President Barack Obama
Emmanuel Macron was born on 21 December 1977. He studied Philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a Masters of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the Ecole nationale d'administration in 2004. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances, and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co.Macron was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in Franpois Hollande's government in 2014, and resigned in August 2016 to launch his bid for the 2017 presidential election. He won the election on 7 May 2017 with 66 per cent of the vote, defeating the candidate of the National Front, Marine Le Pen.