Everyone Hates the EU: French Far Left Gains Steam In The Final Push

According to Reuters: Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands to a rally on Sunday, aiming to maintain momentum that has pushed the one-time outsider into contention in the French presidential election, with the first round of voting a week away. It is a race to see which candidate can isolate France the most: … Continue reading Everyone Hates the EU: French Far Left Gains Steam In The Final Push

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