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Le Pen and Le Pen, Enough, Already!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Enough of the indecent psychodrama surrounding Marine Le Pen and her father. Enough of the indulgent, sentimental, and voyeuristic commentary about the daughter "sacrificing" a poor King Lear, leaving him to rave on his moor in St. Cloud. And most of all, enough of the obscene political whitewashing that the entire affair has enabled. Because, after all, what is the reality?

France's Far-Right Jean-Marie Le Pen Won't Seek Office After Family Feud

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Monday that he will not run in upcoming regional elections, standing down amid a hi...

France's National Front's Le Pen Tells Her Father To Step Down From Politics

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

PARIS, April 9 (Reuters) - France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen urged her father Jean-Marie to withdraw from political life and said she wou...

A Bitter Family Feud Deepens Within France's National Front

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

(Adds Jean-Marie Le Pen statement) PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - A bitter family feud between National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her...

In Defense of Angela Merkel

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The advantage of the notorious cover of Der Spiegel that showed Angela Merkel in front of the Acropolis surrounded by Nazi officers is that it finally poses, in a way that cannot be dodged, the question of Germanophobia in Europe.

Is This the France That You Want, Really?

Jacques Attali | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Jacques Attali

Since many French people today think that the National Front should govern, let us try to understand what would happen if support for France's far-right National Front continues to grow until 2017.

Far-Right Leader Leads French Presidential Poll

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

The leader of France's far-right National Front party came out on top in a new poll on potential 2017 presidential candidates. The survey, published i...

Demagoguery Is the Last Thing France Needs

Corinne Narassiguin | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Corinne Narassiguin

Her tactics are always the same: mixing obvious statements with half-truths, and sometimes outright lies under the guise of common sense, finding all French political leaders but her guilty of incompetence and hypocrisy.

Michel Houellebecq: Novelist

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Strange indeed, the story of Michel Houellebecq's latest novel, Soumission, which appeared just before the attack on Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, like an advance echo of the terrible events that have plunged France into mourning, and scaring stiff not only the author's friends but Houellebecq himself.

France's Far-Right Sees Big Boost Following Charlie Hebdo Attacks

www.buzzfeed.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Encouraging poll numbers, a changing, more youthful image, and a fearful political and economic climate: These are the ingredients the National Front ...

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.

No, the Paris Tragedy Won't Bring About a Len Pen Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

There's a simple reason why a Le Pen presidential victory, though not impossible, remains incredibly implausible -- and that's as true today as it was last week or last month. It's because France, like many countries around the world, has a runoff presidential system.

Europe's Coming Battle

John Feffer | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

If these murders do not constitute a war, they nonetheless point to a deep conflict inside Europe. This conflict is not over whose religion is the one true religion. It is about the very identity of Europe.

Through Denial, France Has Created Its Own Monsters

Rokhaya Diallo | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Rokhaya Diallo

What has happened to our "Country of Enlightenment"? France has always bragged about being a model of coexistence where the universalist and color blind philosophy of our Republic was supposed to protect us from racial tension. If we don't want our country to plunge into the abyss, the republican fable we are telling has to come to an end.

Specter Of Fascist Past Haunts European Nationalism

Reuters | Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

When up to a dozen world leaders and roughly 1.5 million people gathered in Paris on Sunday to mourn the murder of 10 editors and cartoonists of the s...

The Political Consequences of Inequality

Harlan Green | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Europe is now suffering the same fate, with conservative governments in control and the debtor nations such as Greece still being punished, while Germany flourishes as it protects its own interests rather than that of the EU as a whole

Paris Attack Raises Fears Of Right-Wing Surge

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A day after terror struck Paris, Europe's far-right and anti-immigrant parties pressed home the message that has fueled their resurgen...

Piketty: 'The Myth Of National Sovereignty Helps Big Corporations Screw Us Over'

The European | Max Tholl and Florian Guckelsberger | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

French economist Thomas Piketty has put inequality back on the map and is being hailed as the Karl Marx of the 21st century. He talked to Max Thol...

Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the West, and a New Marshall Plan

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Europe's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine. When Ukrainians fight for Ukraine, they're fighting for all of Europe. And that's worth fighting for.

Yom Kippur 5775: Israeli Liberals Are in Pain

Carlo Strenger | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

While I can humanly and psychologically understand why fear pushes many Israelis to the right, I cannot help feeling, along with many of my friends, that the country is moving so far away from our ideals and values that we are becoming strangers in our own land.

The Big Chill Facing France's Jews

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

French Jews certainly have had enough of all this. Are we still at home, they ask themselves, in this strange country where the vilest anti-Zionism, the stubbornest Holocaust denial, and the murkiest competition for victimhood are combining to produce a new and potentially devastating form of anti-Semitism?

French Far-right Fails To Form EU Parliament Bloc

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Front has failed to form a political group in the European Parliament by Tuesday's deadline, crippling the ...

Sudden Rise of Far Right Groups in EU Parliament Rings Alarm Bells Across Europe

Elinadav Heymann | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Elinadav Heymann

Each have a racially motivated party, more or less based on Nazi ideology and an authoritarian party structure defined by racism, anti-Semitism and violence.

Europe's Populist Reformation

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Journalists and pundits are treating this nationalism-inflected populism as if it were somehow a new phenomenon. In fact, this populism can be traced back to the end of the Cold War.

French Right-Wing Party In Trouble Over Anti-Semitic Remark

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

One of the big winner's of Europe's parliamentary elections, France's National Front Party, is embroiled in scandal and infighting after recent remark...