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    1. January 27, 2016

      Europe’s new right sounds like the old left

      One day in 2008, a friend called to tell me that he thought the world might be coming to an end. He was not a religious...

    2. January 26, 2016

      The economic losers are in revolt against the elites

      Losers have votes, too. That is what democracy means — and rightly so. If they feel sufficiently cheated and...

    1. January 21, 2016

      France: Hollande’s travails

      Christopher Cajuste’s Haitian parents settled near Paris in the 1970s, escaping poverty in their own country. Now their...

    2. January 5, 2016

      Why global economic disaster is an unlikely event

      There is a great deal of ruin in a nation. Thus did the wise Adam Smith rebuke a correspondent’s worry that ruin was...

    3. December 30, 2015

      Why globalisers still retain the upper hand

      In her recent unsuccessful campaign during France’s regional elections, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right...

    4. December 21, 2015

      Ethics body questions Le Pens’ wealth claims

      National Front leaders Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen may have underestimated the value of their wealth, a French...

    5. December 17, 2015

      Hollande stands to benefit from Sarkozy’s shift to the right

      If there is one big beneficiary of Nicolas Sarkozy’s return to politics, it may well be the man who replaced him in the...

    6. December 17, 2015

      Politicians are paying bill for the crash

      In the world’s rich democracies, the word that captures the temper of the times is insecurity. The bogey is...

    7. December 14, 2015

      The battle against Marine Le Pen is far from won in France

      The growing popularity of Marine Le Pen and France’s far right National Front has provoked unease among mainstream...

    8. December 14, 2015

      French election victory for Sarkozy fails to silence critics

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right party has emerged as the official winner of Sundays’ regional elections in France...

    9. December 14, 2015

      The fatal flaw at the heart of the Brexit campaign

      On one point, if no other, Britain’s elites increasingly side with their populist tormentors. They smell a revolution...

    10. December 14, 2015

      Marine Le Pen, climate and the defeat of nationalism

      The relative strengths of nationalism and internationalism were tested in France over the weekend. And this time the...

    11. December 14, 2015

      Anti-National Front voters turn out to deny Le Pen

      French voters turned out in droves on Sunday to repel the far-right National Front, which failed to win control of any...

    12. December 11, 2015

      Manuel Valls warns of ‘civil war’ if National Front wins power

      Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, stepped up his offensive against the National Front (FN) two days before the...

    13. December 10, 2015

      Marine Le Pen not Donald Trump is the bigger danger

      Donald Trump is disgraceful; Marine Le Pen is dangerous. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination has...

    14. December 10, 2015

      France’s mainstream ties itself in knots as National Front rises

      Christian Estrosi opposed the same-sex marriage law when France’s Socialist government passed it in 2013. But the mayor...

    15. December 7, 2015

      The presidential threat posed by Le Pen in France

      Marine Le Pen and the National Front have once again delivered a shock to France’s political system. In recent years,...

    16. December 7, 2015

      France needs a better way to unseat its ruling clique

      The National Front has emerged as the big winner in France’s regional elections. By the time the second round is over...

    17. December 7, 2015

      National Front stuns Europe’s political elites

      The far-right National Front party is within reach of taking over four regional councils in France after winning 28 per...

    18. December 7, 2015

      National Front breakthrough stuns France’s traditional parties

      Far right triumphs in French poll A day after the far-right National Front party reinforced its claim to be France’s...

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      December 7, 2015

      Marine Le Pen

      Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the...

    20. December 4, 2015

      Le Pen lures voters who feel let down by left in regional polls

      Regulars at Café de La Paix in Hénin-Beaumont, a former coal-mining town in northern France, have only good things to...

    21. November 30, 2015

      We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

      I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares,...

    22. November 27, 2015

      Fabius relies on his clout in quest for Paris climate deal

      When world leaders gathered six years ago in Denmark to try to hammer out a deal to tackle climate change, they ended...

    23. November 26, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy shifts right with swipe at multiculturalism

      Nicolas Sarkozy has a plan for national recovery after the deadliest Islamist terror attacks on French soil: bring back...

    24. November 17, 2015

      Two different worlds meet in a neighbourhood mosque

      On Sunday, as an orange glow lit the horizon and a crescent moon rose in the night sky, I stepped briefly into a...

    25. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy demands new foreign policy

      Any sense of political unity following France’s deadliest terrorist attack was shortlived with former president Nicolas...

    26. November 15, 2015

      Russians extend sympathy with cold caveat

      The mound of flowers outside the French embassy in Moscow kept on growing with every fresh tribute from Russians to...

    27. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: The global consequences

      Every New Yorker and Londoner will instinctively understand what Parisians are going through this morning: a...

    28. October 2, 2015

      French National Front secures status at Sciences Po

      France’s National Front (FN), long a pariah on leading university campuses, has secured the right to create a political...

    29. September 17, 2015

      Corbyn, Sanders and an activist’s guide to the ‘new politics’

      Are you in step with the new politics? It’s everywhere these days — Jeremy Corbyn , Bernie Sanders, Marine Le Pen and...

    30. September 6, 2015

      France’s National Front taps into rising anti-immigrant mood

      France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen lashed out at a plan to impose quotas of refugees across Europe, stepping...

    31. August 21, 2015

      Le Pen vows to fight expulsion from the National Front

      Veteran French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday vowed to fight his expulsion from the far-right National Front...

    32. July 28, 2015

      Jean-Marie Le Pen wins 3rd court victory in month over daughter

      A family dispute rocking France’s National Front showed no sign of abating after Jean-Marie Le Pen defeated his...

    33. May 18, 2015

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s bruising battle with the Twitter trolls

      Nicolas Sarkozy is embracing Twitter — for better or worse. With his 750,000 or so followers, the former French...

    34. May 5, 2015

      Le Pen drama threatens efforts to rejuvenate far-right party

      Jean-Marie Le Pen’s attempt to steal the show at the National Front’s annual May day rally in Paris was perhaps the...

    35. May 4, 2015

      Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended by French National Front

      The National Front has suspended its founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in a dramatic climax to the war that pits the French...

    36. May 1, 2015

      Thousands join National Front’s May Day march in Paris

      Pensioner Alain Michel was one of the thousands of supporters of France’s far-right National Front to come out and...

    37. April 13, 2015

      National Front’s Jean-Marie Le Pen gives in to daughter’s demands

      National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has given in to demands from his daughter and party leader Marine Le Pen to...

    38. April 12, 2015

      Far-right surge in France keeps statist values alive

      Manuel Valls keeps repeating his fear that France may “fall into the hands of the National Front” (FN). The anti-EU,...

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