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20 July 2017updated 13 Dec 2017 1:27pm

The Macron Con: Why Emmanuel Macron isn’t a liberal hero

A series.

By Pauline Bock

Each week, I’ll examine an area of the new French president’s politics that doesn’t quite live up to the hype.

#1: The French President’s unhealthy obsession with symbolism

#2: Emmanuel Macron’s “feminism”

#3: Emmanuel Macron’s businesslike media strategy is worrying the French press

#4: France’s housing aid row is the latest indication of Emmanuel Macron’s class problem

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#5: On immigration, Macron’s words draw borders

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#6: Emmanuel Macron’s power struggle with the military

#7: Emmanuel “neither left nor right” Macron is sliding fast toward the right

#8: Macron’s modernism has neither escaped nor addressed France’s colonial history in Africa