Trump, Macron and the poverty of liberalism

DAVOS • No Western liberal would disagree that Mr Donald Trump's election was a disaster for American society, while that of Mr Emmanuel Macron was a triumph for French society. In fact, the opposite may well be true, as heretical as that sounds.

The first question to ask is why people are engaged in violent street protests in Paris, but not in Washington, DC.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'Trump, Macron and the poverty of liberalism'. Print Edition | Subscribe