Zoom into the U.S. tenfold. You see wiretaps, Russians, the glint in Mitch McConnel’s eyes. The shine of Donald Trump’s shoes as it obscures the breaking of his shoestring promises.
But this is only part of the picture. What if Marine Le Pen were to win the French presidential elections? As other media outlets have commented, she will push for the exit of France from the E.U. (Frexit), which will spell its imminent demise along with severe economic reverberations across the West, and with economic reverberations come other unforeseen consequences. Because nationalism doesn’t occur in a vacuum.