Game on

New French president Emmanuel Macron has won the election. Let’s hope he wins forthcoming challenges as convincingly. They include: Fighting apathy. Thirty percent of the electorate didn’t vote. It was the lowest turnout in more than 40 years. National Assembly elections next month. Quelling the anger …

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No return

Democracy did not end when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933. Its demise began with the legislative election of September 1930 and was hurried along by Hitler’s three predecessors.  Germany had three chancellors in 1932: academic economist Heinrich Brüning, an aristocratic dilettante, Franz …

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