The French Model
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. (AFP/Getty Images)
The French Model
Can the Left Govern?

After his Socialist Party took a drubbing at the polls, French President François Hollande has appointed Manuel Valls as Prime Minister, a man despised by the French “Left-of-the-Left.” His success or failure in the coming months and years will tell us a lot about the vexed question of welfare state reform in France (and perhaps elsewhere as well).

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