Why the left is losing

Something deeper than policy is being contested, over and over again, in Britain, in America, and now in France. And it's a debate the liberal left has forgotten how to win.

A lost voice.
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Can the liberal left rise to the challenge of right-wing populism?

That is the great political question of the moment in the West. And while the odds are they will meet the immediate challenge in the French election this weekend, the larger picture does not inspire optimism. Indeed a victory for Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen may itself herald further deterioration in the liberal left's position in that country.

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