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What's Next For Marine Le Pen And France's Far Right?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.10.2017 | World

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen spent Sunday night dancing at her party headquarters to the sounds of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll...

French Reporters Boycott National Front Rally After Party 'Bans' Some Media Outlets

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.07.2017 | World

Several reporters in France boycotted a rally for the far-right National Front Party on Sunday after it denied some news organizations access to the e...

New Leader Of France's National Front Steps Down Amid Reports Of Holocaust Denial

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.28.2017 | World

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front this week, in what has been widely viewed...

French Presidential Elections 2017: What You Need To Know And Why It Matters

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 04.21.2017 | World
Vivienne Mayer

France is about to choose a new president in its most contentious electoral race in living memory – the results could have far-reaching effects on t...

France's Far-Right Voters Are Younger Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.20.2017 | World

France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is feverishly wrapping up her campaign ahead of the country’s first round of presidential e...

The Victim Of Populism Is Democracy

Alain Elkann | Posted 03.07.2017 | World
Alain Elkann

PARIS ― Jean d’Ormesson was born in Paris in 1925. A writer and philosopher, he received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 2014. I spoke t...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

In Final New Year's Message, Hollande Takes Subtle Jab At National Front

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.31.2016 | World

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday warned against the risks of rising nationalism in his last New Year address ahead of ...

Why Putin and Populists, Like Trump, Love Each Other Deeply

Julian Baggini | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Julian Baggini

LONDON ― All over the West, populists have an unusual poster boy: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-righ...

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

While Trump Champions The Alt-Right In America, Putin Spreads Its Ideology Through Europe

Brian Tashman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Brian Tashman

Russia under Putin's leadership has been promoting ultraconservative political groups in Europe with the goal of weakening the EU and the liberalism, democracy and cultural pluralism that comes with it.

Populists on the March Worldwide: Seven Steps to Keep Donald Trump and European Nationalists Out of Power

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.09.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

No one knows when the latest populist political wave will break. Maybe not before Donald Trump is elected president in America. The best way to reduce that possibility, however, and the influence of populist parties in Europe, is to respond to the concerns animating the angry middle.

Politics In Response to Terrorism

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Muslims do commit murder and other crimes just like killers and criminals of other religious persuasions. But we should not indict a whole group because some from their ranks are capable of carrying out unspeakable acts of violence.

France: The National Front's Defeat Was Predictable

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Predictions of FN triumph were so wrong because of weak knowledge of French history and political institutions. The Fifth Republic's electoral system is a permanent safeguard against the likelihood that extremist parties can win power.

The Front National Must Be Put in a European Perspective

Jean-Yves Camus | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Jean-Yves Camus

Rather than sudden and table-overturning victories, the future of the radical right in Western Europe possibly lies in a capacity to be maintained in the very long-term, in modifying their "revolutionary" dimension and in being satisfied with it being a force of rebalancing at the heart of the right.

French Regional Elections: The 'Crazy' Is Everywhere

Anne Sinclair | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Anne Sinclair

The "crazy" is everywhere. The question is whether, after the fear subsides, the varying political forces will return to "business as usual" as if nothing fundamental has changed in French politics.

The 2-Party System Is Supposed To Stop People Like Trump. It's Not.

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- France and the United States think of themselves as sibling founders of modern republican democracy -- and of a two-party system that sh...

What Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump Have in Common

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France's wrenching shift to the right in last Sunday's regional elections should serve as a warning to American liberals.

Female Bodies 3: Forest Sex, Men in Silk & Pastoral Dreams

Frank Browning | Posted 12.07.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

In the upper spheres of the art world, notably the Louvre Museum's shimmering branch in Lens, the very heart of Le Pen country, it's back to the libertine frolics of 18th Century.

ISIS Pushes France Further Towards the Right

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Lucia Annunziata

Beneath of all of this jargon, the French vote (which was the first to take place post-attack) indicates a swing in the political pendulum towards the right. It also shows the direction the next electoral season could take in Europe and America.

Europe's Far Right Seeks To Exploit Post-Paris Attack Fears

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks that killed at least 129 people on Friday, Europe's nationalist parties have renewed calls for borders to be c...

ISIS Counts on Anger Over Paris to Advance Its Cause

Terrence G Peterson | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Terrence G Peterson

On Sunday, the governors of Michigan and Alabama announced that they would not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. By Tuesday, 26 others had followed suit. While such knee-jerking might get politicians a bump in the polls, they won't make Americans any safer.

Le Pen: France Must 'Annihilate' Islamist Radicals

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - France must "annihilate" Islamist radicals and regain control of its borders, the far-right National Front party leader Mari...

"You're Not Welcome Here," French Mayor Tells Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

The mayor of one southern French city has a blunt message for incoming Syrian refugees: "You're not welcome here. You need to leave." Robert...

Geoffroy Clavel

How France's National Front Looks To Capitalize On The Greferendum | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

In the wake of the referendum announcement, the National Front hopes to capitalize on the Greek example as it already has on the future British referendum so that it can promote its own strategy for the euro and a European Union exit.