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Emmanuel Macron news and analysis from The Nation
September 22, 2017
The False Promise of Macron’s Labor Reforms
The French president’s proposed labor code would have grave consequences for workers.
June 29, 2017
What’s Next for the French Left?
With sweeping labor reforms on the horizon, a nasty fight awaits Macron and his new party in the fall.
June 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Fortunate Son
He’s the country’s first openly gay prime minister and first of South Asian heritage—but he offers little relief from the harsh austerity budgets that have done so much harm.
May 5, 2017
Centrist Macron Beats Back the National Front—and the Spread of Trumpism
The world could not afford another Trump ally in power.
May 5, 2017
How the Eurozone Damaged French Politics—and This Year’s Presidential Election
It has constrained the country’s economic decision-making, and center-left collaboration with Brussels opened up space for the far right.
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April 6, 2017
The Illusions of Disillusion
Marine Le Pen is running on resentment, but is it enough to win her the French presidency?
April 5, 2017
From Collapse to Mystique
François Hollande failed French Socialists, and France. Emmanuel Macron is promising France a glorious rebirth—but without the “Socialist” label.
April 4, 2017
Le Pen’s Long Shadow
If you want to understand the wave of right-wing populism erupting in Europe and the United States, France is a good place to start.
David A. Bell
March 6, 2017
Too Frightened to Change a Hated Order
Despite profound discontent, the prospect of an exit from the neoliberal orthodoxies of the past 40 years terrifies even those who know how much they have suffered from it.
February 10, 2017
Lyon, the Capital of a Europe in Crisis
Last weekend, the three movements now redefining French politics converged in this regional hub.