When Will the French Dam Against the Far Right Crack?
by Brian Sandberg
Macron is the latest representative of the French center to call for an electoral coalition to act as a "dam" against the far right. In another French presidential election, the dam has held, but will it endure?
SOURCE: Journal of Democracy
To Save la République, Macron Can't Ignore the Left
by Moshik Temkin
Macron's centrist strategy in the face of a rising far right is dangerous, but reflects the long turn to the center by the Socialist Party. Can he expect left-leaning constituencies to once again vote to save France from fascism while getting nothing in return?
SOURCE: Blue Book Diaries
“Essentially an Evil Thing”
by Jonathan Wilson
Recent European controversies over the veneration of historical figures have considered war consequentially, as a means of achieving national ends. It's time to think of war, as the Nuremberg judges did, as an intrinsic evil.
SOURCE: New York Times
France Battles Over Whether to "Cancel" or Celebrate Napoleon
French President Macron will place a wreath on the former Emperor's tomb to commemorate the bicentennial of his death, as French citizens debate his legacy including his contempt for Republicanism both in independent Haiti and in France itself.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Emmanuel Macron’s Socially Constructed Bogeymen
by Daniel W. Drezner
What, exactly, "Islamo-leftism" is, and what relationship it could possibly have to American academic theories, are two big questions left unanswered by the French President's attacks on academic ideas.
SOURCE: The Telegraph
French newspaper Le Monde apologises for magazine cover amid claims it 'likened Macron to Hitler'
Le Monde insisted that it had not intended to portray Mr Macron as being akin to Hitler.
Voters Rebel in Europe’s Big Three
by Walter Russell Mead
Western political systems are under strain despite good economic times.
SOURCE: Fareed’s Global Briefing
Walter Russell Mead says Trump is right to defend nationalism
by Fareed Zacharia
Monsieur Macron is wrong.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
Trump Ridicules French for Losses in World Wars
He says the U.S. had to rescue them.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
France’s Macron admits to military’s systematic use of torture in Algeria war
France will formally acknowledge the French military’s systemic use of torture in the Algerian War in the 1950s and 1960s, an unprecedented step forward in grappling with its long-suppressed legacy of colonial crimes.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Emmanuel Macron and echoes of May 1968
by Elizabeth Benjamin
Instead of celebrating the occasion, the French president appears to be inadvertently recreating it.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968
by Robert Zaretsky
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
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