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Tag: Marine Le Pen


The Le Pen Clan’s Youngest Aspirant Bows Out of Politics

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was considered by many to be the rising star of France’s far-right National Front party, but that changed this week.

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE


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French Election: Macron Emerges Victorious; Analysts Weigh In (Live Blog)

Emmanuel Macron has been declared the next president of France, despite eleventh-hour twists leading up to Sunday’s runoff.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE



Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?

The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE


French Race for President [A Cartoon From the Netherlands]









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Marine Le Pen Is a Fascist—Not a ‘Right-Wing Populist,’ Which Is a Contradiction in Terms

The term “populist” has a clear historical origin in the United States. It’s important we claim it. (Pictured: Marine Le Pen)

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE



Four Scary Implications of the French Election

The first round of voting in France’s presidential election marks another step in the emergence of a new political world in the Western democracies.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE



French Mayor, Upset by Vote of Le Pen Backers, Says He May Quit Rather Than Serve Those ‘Assholes’

Daniel Delomez (pictured) has threatened to resign after 38 percent of the electorate in Annezin, his town in northern France, endorsed the far-right candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France

We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance to French Election Runoff

Whether France will stay in the European Union or head for a “Frexit” largely comes down to which of the two leading vote-getters will prevail May 7.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 READ MORE



Could Proportional Representation Save French and American Democracies?

If he becomes president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, known as France’s Bernie Sanders, hopes to change his country’s electoral process for good. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



As French Election Nears, a Bernie Sanders-Style Candidate Rises in the Polls

The threat of proto-fascist Marine Le Pen continuing the trend started by Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory is tempered by the possibility that a socialist—Jean-Luc Melenchon—could prevail.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline

The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE


Populist Plans [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









Posted on Feb 28, 2017 ENLARGE



Theorist Judith Butler Warns That France Is on Way to Becoming an Extreme-Right Militarized State

Writing from Paris in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, theorist and professor Judith Butler laments some French citizens’ willingness to give up civil liberties in return for a veneer of safety that masks the development of a stronger “security state and the narrowing versions of democracy before us.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



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Right-Wing Extremism—It’s Not Just for the U.S.

The Syrian refugee crisis has fanned the flames of right-wing extremism in Bulgaria, signaling yet more nationalistic political sentiment in Europe. No one’s predicting a return of the 1930s rise of fascism, but the parallels are disturbing.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Forget Le Pen, It’s Down to Two

The French elections have settled one question, that of the two finalists for the presidency.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Francois Mori

The Globalization of Hollow Politics

I went to Lille in northern France to attend a rally held by the socialist candidate Francois Hollande. I could, with a few alterations, have been at a football rally in Amarillo, Texas.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 READ MORE



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France: Socialist Victory Overshadowed by ‘Big Healthy Blonde Girl’

Until his daughter, Marine, captured 19 percent of the vote in France’s first round of presidential elections Sunday, Jean Marie Le Pen was the country’s most politically successful right-wing crazy. In a way he saw this coming, promoting his daughter, as The Guardian recalls, as a “big healthy blonde girl ... an ideal physical specimen.”

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 READ MORE


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