France's presidential front-runner is drawing on a tradition with little precedent in his country's politics.
And it could soon be again.
Emmanuel Macron is promising hope and change — for the entire continent.
Francois Fillon has energized the country's many lapsed Christians. Will they stick by his side in the spring?
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Robert Zaretsky is a professor of history at the University of Houston's Honors College. His most recent book is Boswell's Enlightenment.