Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  1. The Making of Macron

    Dominique Moisi

    The Making of Macron

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     celebrates the candidate's likely accession to the French presidency, and assesses what comes next.

    Emmanuel Macron voting Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images
    Relief and pride are the main emotions many French citizens are feeling after the first round of the French presidential election, in which Emmanuel Macron finished first. The composition of the electorate ensures that a second-round victory for the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, while technically possible, is highly unlikely. READ MORE
  2. Who Is Marine Le Pen?

    Christine Ockrent
  3. Macron’s Mission

    Harold James

    Macron’s Mission

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     considers the challenges ahead for the pro-EU centrist now poised to win the French presidency.

    emmanuel macron Sylvain Levefre/Getty Images
    The centrist Emmanuel Macron’s success in the first round of the French presidential election is likely to re-energize Europe. But Macron’s plurality of the popular vote was narrow, and a much larger share of French voters showed support for a very different political vision. READ MORE
  4. What I Tell My Non-American Friends

    Joseph S. Nye

    What I Tell My Non-American Friends

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     is optimistic about the resilience of US institutions and alliances in the face of Donald Trump.

    Trump supporters Andy Cross/The Denver Post/Getty Images
    Contrary to some commentary, Donald Trump’s presidency does not represent a profound threat to the American political system. But it does reflect deep-rooted problems in the US – namely, rising social and regional inequalities – and poses a threat to multilateral institutions. READ MORE
  5. Donald Trump’s Unexamined Life

    Steven Nadler

    Donald Trump’s Unexamined Life

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     applies a lesson from Plato to a US president who is utterly lacking in self-awareness.

    Donald Trump walking Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
    One of the scariest aspects of Donald Trump's presidency – beyond his many flawed policy proposals – is that he is ignorant of his own ignorance. His lack of self-awareness speaks to an epistemological arrogance that we tolerate in children, but do not expect to find in educated adults, especially those holding high office. READ MORE
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