Using the recent municipal elections in France as a jumping off point, Roman Bernard and Richard discuss the recent history of the French “far Right” and, in particular, the Front National. Was the “fascist menace” simply a way for the phony Right and Left to justify their existence? Is the current FN transforming into a working-class party without Traditionalist roots?
NOTES:The Economist’s report on French election
Jean-Marie Le Pen
French Presidential elections of 2002
Sarkozy’s “high-pressure water hose” metaphor
Scott Locklin on class (lower, working, upper-midde, American middle, upper)
Roman Bernard, “Small Step for Marine…”