The Dangerous Game of Emmanuel Macron

By Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science:

Updated: 04/11/2022 – The French president’s first term, with his neoliberal and authoritarian policies, has situated him on the right of the political spectrum rather than in the center as he had announced prior to being elected. But his shift has progressively gone even further with the decision to put immigration control and hardline secularism on the agenda. The result has been an increasing proximity to the campaign themes of the far right. Having won the first round of the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron will be opposed by Marine Le Pen in the second one as was the case in 2017. But this time the result of the vote is much more uncertain.

Read more from Fassin at the New York Times.