The Macron Miracle

I reviewed Sophie Pedder’s excellent new book Revolution Francaise for today’s WSJ. It’s about the rise of Emmanuel Macron and the state of modern France. Macron and Trump are vastly different characters, but in their way expressions of similar political forces: discontent with the political establishment; anxiety over the effects of globalization and technology on work; the abandonment of many small towns in favor of a few big cities. They both ran highly original campaigns to win office. So perhaps it should be no surprise that they have struck up an intriguing friendship.image.png

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