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Macron Won But the Election Isn’t Over

Macron Won But the Election Isn’t Over

With 58.54% of the vote, Emmanuel Macron unambiguously bucked the recent trend thanks to which incumbent French presidents consistently failed to earn a second term due to their unpopularity. In their election night commentaries, the Macronists noted with glee that their man was the first to gain...

Democracy and France’s Theater of the Absurd

Democracy and France’s Theater of the Absurd

In Sunday’s first round presidential race, even though the ultimate result is to set up a repeat of the 2017 runoff between the incumbent Emmanuel Macron and the xenophobic candidate Marine Le Pen, there were two enormous surprises. The first was the utter humiliation of the two political...

How Will Emmanuel Macron Govern?

How Will Emmanuel Macron Govern?

France breathes a sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the presidential election. Former banker and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious over Marine Le Pen in the second round of the 2017 French presidential elections on May 7. Unknown two years ago and never...

The World This Week: Another French Revolution

The World This Week: Another French Revolution

The French vote for outsiders because Charles de Gaulle’s Fifth Republic is failing to tackle challenges facing the country. This week, a 600-year-old oak tree that George Washington loved was cut down as the White House proposed tax reform. The Economist, no left-leaning lily livered...

Young Voices of the French Far Right

Young Voices of the French Far Right

Will France elect the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen? France is heading to the polls on April 23. Following the shock results in Britain and the US in 2016, the French are on edge as they grapple with the prospect of a far-right president. But not everyone seems to think...

A Global Counter-Trump Movement is Taking Shape

A Global Counter-Trump Movement is Taking Shape

While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber. Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows...

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