The conventional “wisdom” about France’s new president Emmanuel Macron is that he is just another boring EU bureaucrat, notable only for the tabloid discussions surrounding his spouse. Some political observers have predicted that he will prove to be just another mediocrity in France’s postwar line of mediocre leaders. I argue that this judgment is premature, and that, far from being a passive observer to political events, Macron is showing signs of becoming a very assertive leader. He may very well surprise the world.
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