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What's the matter with Europe?

High-handed EU officials must mend their ways if they don't wish to push voters into the arms of extremists.

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, at a rally in Saint-Raphael, France, on March 15. She faces Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday.

ON Sunday, France will hold its presidential runoff. Most observers expect Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, to defeat Marine Le Pen, the white nationalist - please, let's stop dignifying this stuff by calling it "populism". And I'm pretty sure that New York Times rules allow me to state directly...

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