The French rejection of the top American economist is a heavy blow for liberal Europe

The French rejection of the top American economist is a heavy blow for liberal Europe

Lionel Barber was editor of the Financial Times (2005-20) and Brussels bureau chief (1992-98) Nobody does it better than the French. Charles De Gaulle Twice Said No to Britain’s Offer to Join the European Economic Community; Jacques Chirac said Not to the war in Iraq; and Emmanuel Macron this week gave a thumbs-down to Fiona…