The Forces Shaping the Critical French Election: Populism, Pride, and Prejudice

And why is it so critical? ┬áNothing less than the European Union is at stake - and with it, the geopolitical contract that has bound Germany and France together since World War II. After the defeat of anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders early this month in the Netherlands, it is reasonable to ask if populism as … Continue reading The Forces Shaping the Critical French Election: Populism, Pride, and Prejudice

Marine Le Pen’s Play to Destroy the European Union

From Reuters: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stole a line from pro-Brexit campaigners in a televised debate on Monday, castigating other presidential candidates who criticized her plans to leave the euro as resorting to "project fear". The National Front is the template of much of the Alt-Right, both intellectually and politically. ┬áMarine Le Pen … Continue reading Marine Le Pen’s Play to Destroy the European Union