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yesterday’s conventional wisdom: a wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the west, threatening its foundational institutions — the european union, the western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. today’s conventional wisdom (post-first-round french presidential election): the populist wave has crested, soon to abate.chances are that both verdicts are wrong. the anti-establishment sentiment that gave us brexit, then donald trump, then seemed poised to give us marine le pen, has indeed plateaued. but although she will likely be defeated in the second round, victory by the leading centrist, emmanuel macron, would hardly constitute an establishment triumph.macron barely edged out a cro-magnon communist (jean-luc mélenchon), a blood-and-soil nationalist (le pen) and a center-right candidate brought low by charges of nepotism and corruption (françois fillon). and the candidate for the ruling socialist party came in fifth, garnering a pathetic 6 percent of the vote. on the other hand, the populists can hardly be encouraged by what has followed brexit and trump: dutch elections, where the nationalist geert wilders faded toward the end and came nowhere near power; austrian elec......

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