Article of the Day: Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party

Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party Today was a FASCINATING day in international affairs. Not only did Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resign to call snap elections, but longtime French political blowhard (and also incidentally the founder and former leader of the National Front) was thrown out of the very […]

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My comment on Simon Kuper’s FT Post

The FT’s Simon Kuper put out a very interesting article today on the state of déclinisme in France.  His argument is coherent and generally strong until the last paragraph where he says that France does not change due to the focus of the people on their social benefits.  That’s certainly a problem, but the bigger issue remains […]

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The FN Divided over Israel

Wonderful article in Le Figaro (in French) today explaining the radio silence coming from the FN over the violence that happened this weekend in Paris during a pro-palestinian demonstration.  I have been working on an article (that I plan to post tomorrow) detailing my view of this event, and more specifically how I believe that the government […]

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The Lonely Front

25 members of the European Parliament from at least 7 different member states are needed to create a parliamentary group within the EU’s only democratically elected institution. So far, France’s National Front has been unable to meet this standard and will remain groupless. It’s rather ironic that a movement born out of its unbending desire […]

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