Battle of the Dirigistes

Over at City Journal, our favorite doctor has published his postmortem analysis of the most recent uninspiring French presidential election.

The far Right and far Left did well in the election, insofar as anyone can be said to have done well in a second round of voting with 54 percent abstention. In France, the extremes are separated by their attitudes on immigration and national identity, but on economic matters they are not terribly far apart. They are both extremely dirigiste.

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