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Leader of 'Ciudadanos' (Citizens) political party, Albert Rivera in Madrid on February 7, 2018. (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Spain’s Top Populist Is a Centrist

Albert Rivera is tearing down his country’s establishment from the middle. Just don't call him Spain's Emmanuel Macron.

French President Emmanuel Macron at the Felix Eboue Airport of Cayenne, in French Guiana, on October 26, 2017. (RONAN LIETAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Macron Has Changed France’s Political DNA

One year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich introduces Donald Trump during a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Democracy Is Dying by Natural Causes

From Nazis to Newt Gingrich, a brief survey of the many ways government-by-the-people can perish from the earth.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and historian Niall Ferguson speak onstage during Tina Brown's 7th Annual Women In The World Summit in New York City, on Apr. 7, 2016. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

China’s Understanding of Global Order Shouldn’t Be Ours

Contrary to what Niall Ferguson suggests, if the liberal international system gets reduced to economics, it will no longer exist.

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A Liberal Defense of Tribalism

There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30:  Balloons drop as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

America Should Let a Thousand Political Parties Bloom

With the two party system coming apart, the United States ought to take its cues from Europe.

TOPSHOT - From left : President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron (hidden), US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chat at the belvedere of Taormina during the Heads of State and of Government G7 summit, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily.
The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the US and Italy will be joined by representatives of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia during the summit from May 26 to 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Problem Isn’t Just Who Trump Has Offended — It’s Who He Hasn’t

While many of America’s democratic friends are reeling, another group of U.S. partners is visibly delighted by the president.

US President Donald Trump gives a speech in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square on the sidelines of the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Trump Reconcile Nationalism With Liberalism?

Last week in Warsaw, President Donald Trump finally gave something close to a mature, clear, and thoughtful version of his governing philosophy.

French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen (L) and French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron pose prior to the start of a live brodcast face-to-face televised debate in television studios of French public national television channel France 2, and French private channel TF1 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 3, 2017 as part of the second round election campaign.
Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on May 3 that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off.  / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Eric FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Nationalists Ever Make Good Liberals?

France's new president is betting that he can bring disaffected voters back into the liberal fold by combining openness with economic growth. What if he just makes them even angrier?

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 29:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media following an extraordinary meeting with leaders of Germany's main political parties at the Chancellery the day after the European Central Bank announced it would not extend emergency funding to Greece on June 29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Stock markets in Europe were markedly down today and the Greek government ordered cash machines turned off and a tightening on the flow of capital in an effort to staunch citizens' withdrawals.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

France’s Europhile-in-Chief Is About to Meet a Berlin Wall

Emmanuel Macron may have saved the European Union. But he’s not finding much gratitude in Germany.

US President Donald Trump smiles during a national teacher of the year event in the Oval Office of the White House April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s 100 Days of Cacophony

We should evaluate the administration on sovereignty, human rights, nonproliferation, global trade, democracy, and countering terrorism.

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 23:  Founder and Leader of the political movement 'En Marche !' Emmanuel Macron speaks after winning the lead percentage of votes in the first round of the French Presidential Elections at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on April 23, 2017 in Paris, France. Macron and National Front Party Leader Marine Le Pen, who received second largest vote, will compete in the next round of the French Presidential Elections on May 7 to decide the next President of France  (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron Is Everything America’s Democrats Are Not

The unlikely front-runner to be France’s next president proves the problem with liberalism is the messenger, not the message.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Book Talk: The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Does Donald Trump’s victory cement the idea that democracy is in crisis?

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