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Crisis in France is result of Macron’s elitist reforms

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

By Stephen Harper (original source The Telegraph)

“The rise of a new wave of populism is disrupting politics across the western world. Unconventional parties, candidates, and ideas are challenging traditional assumptions and galvanizing public debate. With political change occurring at a dizzying pace, it can be difficult to discern its meaning and direction. The recent political crisis in France does, however, shed considerable light.

As I note in my recent book, Right Here Right Now, in countries where populism is having large impacts, the political spectrum itself is being re-shaped. The older dynamic of Right and Left (market vs state, traditionalism vs progressivism) is being replaced by new poles best called, for lack of better terms, populism and elitism.”

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