The same urban-rural and educational splits we saw with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump appear in France.
The culture war in Europe and North America pits cosmopolitan, college-educated, urban voters with liberal views against inward-looking, often lower-information voters in small towns and the countryside who resist change.
France’s traditional parties have failed to adapt to a shift in the political landscape that is happening across Europe.
Most liberal Democrats and Greens have university degrees. Few Freedom and Socialist Party voters do.
Dutch Freedom Party voters are defecting to what may look like opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Odd alliances emerge at an election debate, revealing that the political divide is shifting away from left versus right.
Italy’s once and possibly future prime minister presents himself as the alternative to populist nationalism.
France has a chance to breathe new life into the world order America and Britain have turned their backs on.
Globalization benefits big cities. Rural areas and small towns feel left behind, even if they’re not necessarily poor.
Rural areas assert themselves by electing Donald Trump and voting Britain out of the EU.
Austria’s presidential election revealed the same divides we saw in America. How do we heal those divisions?