The Coronation of Macron

“MACRON HAS FACED DOWN TRUMP, lectured Putin and confronted the French labor unions—all in less than three weeks.” It shouldn’t be surprising that the New York Times’s social media team managed, in this June 1 tweet praising France’s newly elected president, to crystalize the poverty of contemporary liberalism in under 140 characters: the blind escalation of a new Cold War as the gold standard for foreign policy; the continued embrace of neoliberal dogma despite its complete rejection by citizens; a firm handshake as a dignified act of anti-Trumpism.
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