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Emmanuel Macron news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2022
The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron
How the French president stumbled into a legitimacy crisis.
April 15, 2022
“He Just Shat All over Us”: Why Macron’s “Republican Front” Is Fraying
Macron aims to rally voters against far-right Marine Le Pen, but alienated parts of the coalition he needs to win may sit on the sidelines.
December 31, 2019
France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights
In the face of Macron’s intensified repression, the
are marching in the streets and organizing in the workplace.
December 17, 2019
France’s Pension Battle Heats Up
France’s largest union confederation has finally thrown its support to the latest round of strikes. Union president Laurent Berger explains why.
December 6, 2019
Don’t Mess With French Pensions
Emmanuel Macron’s latest bugbear: a million angry French citizens striking against his proposed pension reforms.
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November 1, 2019
The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics
As extremist ideas enter the mainstream, “clash of civilizations” rhetoric is crowding out more nuanced approaches to the very real problem of terrorism.
July 11, 2019
Can Iran’s Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
White House bullying and sanctions have succeeded in uniting an otherwise divided Iranian public behind the government.
May 28, 2019
In a Divided France, a Display of Force by the Far Right
In the elections for European Parliament, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally won more seats than any other party in France.
April 22, 2019
The Bare Ruined Choirs of Notre Dame
This monument to medieval faith will surely be rebuilt—by the techno-mobilization of capitalist individualism.
April 16, 2019
Grieving for Notre Dame
The church embodies a civilization, and had it been erased from the earth—as thankfully it has not been, as it now appears—the loss would have been irretrievable.