From Trump to Brexit, democracy seems paralysed. But there’s no point waiting for a hero to ride to our rescue
Last Saturday proved to be less of a crescendo and more of a curtain call for France’s gilets jaunes, or Yellow Vests. “Acte XXX,” as organizers called the thirtieth iteration of their protest, made clear that the movement is coming to an end. Few were present in Paris this weekend, and the few who were didn’t seem to know why.