The Corner

Miquelon

And why do these Francophiles have a website called miquelon.org? Hint: It refers to an episode in the Second World War when Charles de Gaulle threatened to order French forces to fire on American soldiers. The whole story is told in chapter 9 of Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.