May 4, 2017 | By Brian Hanson, Dina Smeltz, Richard C. Longworth

Deep Dish: You Can't Build a Wall Around France

The race for the French presidency between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen is approaching its final stage. From the spike in populism to the floundering of primary party leadership, this election will play a major role in determining the direction of political winds across the West. Join the consul general of France in Chicago, Vincent Floreani; the Council's Dick Longworth, who brings decades of experience as the Chicago Tribune's chief European correspondent; and the Council's Dina Smeltz, our public opinion, polling, and foreign policy expert, as they discuss what looks familiar and different about the French election on this week's episode of Deep Dish.

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