Don’t expect the next generation to save liberalism4 min read . Updated: 15 May 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Liberals worldwide seem to have concluded that Emmanuel Macron's victory is a sign that the populist wave has peaked. Such optimism is premature
At a victory rally for France’s young new President Emmanuel Macron outside the Louvre last week, I was struck by the generational gap between the candidate and his most animated supporters. Most younger people in the crowd looked relieved but far from overjoyed; the most visibly enthusiastic among them were of West African or Arab descent. And when Macron took the stage and began to speak, it was the older heads in the crowd that nodded at his words.
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