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In Europe, France Leads the Protectionist Charge

Aug 23, 2017 | 16:17 GMT
President Emmanuel Macron is hardly the first French leader to promise to protect his country from competition abroad.

Many French voters are skeptical of globalization because it threatens to weaken the state, undermine the country's national identity and sovereignty, and erode democratic accountability by granting more power to private (and in many cases, foreign) actors.

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President Emmanuel Macron is hardly the first French leader to promise to protect his country from competition abroad. But as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, the Continent will lose an influential voice in defense of the free market....

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