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The French National Front at 40: Reasons to be cheerful?

When the Front National (FN) was created 40 years ago, it could hardly have expected to reach its 40th birthday in October 2012.  Throughout an initial decade of ‘crossing the wilderness’, it functioned and survived, but only as a tiny groupuscule in the political landscape and it could not always even claim to have been […]

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The French Front National at 40: Marcel Lubbers

The French Front National (FN) is considered by many analysts to be the prototype of the modern radical right party family in Europe. Founded in 1972, the FN is currently preparing to mark its fortieth anniversary, and so Extremis Project is publishing a series of expert posts that examine the party’s past, present and future. […]

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