France’s Macron as an Authoritarian Liberal

Since the 1960’s the world liberalism meant FDR liberalism with state intervention to curb capitalism.

When that didn’t work out we’ve had a centrist neoliberalism which attempted to re-privatize the “matriarchal” state. But as capitalism loses its legitimacy and there are rumblings of rebellion in the U.S., liberalism in France is becoming more right wing. Macron’s continued “state of emergency” and his “heroic” interventions into the slave trade are just two examples.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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