Hugo Drochon is an historian of late nineteenth and twentieth century political thought, with interests in continental political thought, democratic theory, liberalism and political realism. His book Nietzsche’s Great Politics came out with Princeton University Press in 2016.
Before entering politics, he studied Machiavelli and the art of gaining and holding power. But is the young French president a lion or a fox?
The new French President is assembling a technocratic government.
The centrist President's next challenger could come from the populist far left instead.
While the candidates of the main left and right parties have endorsed the centrist from nowhere, others have held back.
On the eve of the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen holds together a coalition more fractious than it seems.
A victory for Macron would affect more than France – it would bolster the European project.
In an era of far-right populism, an avowed centrist could see off France's political demons.
Since an Italian sociologist coined the word “elite” in 1902, it has become a term of abuse. But history is the story of one elite replacing another – as the votes for Trump and Brexit have shown.