Tag Archives: Jean-Marine Le Pen

The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism. This episode demonstrates [...]

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The Front National at 40: Review of the debate

As the French Front National (FN) turned 40 this week, the Extremis Project released a series of mini-essays from academics around the world reflecting on the origins, developments and future prospects of one of Europe’s most prominent populist radical right parties: Prof. Marcel Lubbers started the series with his presentation on what the available evidence [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 05.10.12

France The Australian: No regrets as unrepetant Le Pen celebrates 40 years at helm. ‘Jean-Marie Le Pen celebrates 40 years at the helm of France’s National Front on Friday unrepentant over the outbursts that have helped make his party a major political force but have also ensured it has been kept at arm’s length from [...]

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The Front National: Continuity, Modernity, and Visibility

From active minority to social movement, and from the father to the daughter: the story of the Front National. Forty years ago, the Front National (FN) emerged on the French political scene and became the black sheep within the French political system. French voters, however, did not react to the FN in 1972, but in 1983 [...]

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Support for the French FN at forty: Jocelyn Evans

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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