Category Archives: Europe

France: Mélenchon Voters

An intriguing passage from “Le Pen Calls Parties in France ‘Completely Rotten’ as They Unite to Fend Her Off” in the NYT: Most of Ms. Le Pen’s rivals have gathered around the effort to defeat her. Only one major candidate … Continue reading

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Cordons Sanitaire

With Le Pen forecasted to lose the run-off election in May, the MSM is full of stories of how Populism may have crested, displaying the collective relief the Establishment has at Geert Wilders’ loss and (possibly) Le Pen’s. But, buried … Continue reading

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France: Election Map

The NYT has a good map on “How the Election Split France”. The parallels with the U.S. election are uncanny. The primary candidates in yesterday’s election were: How these candidates faired (geographically) is displayed below: Will the protectionist Melenchon voters … Continue reading

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France: It’s Le Pen vs. Macron

So, it will be Le Pen vs. Macron in the May run-offs: Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the hard-left Jean-Luc … Continue reading

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Caldwell: The French, Coming Apart

In City Journal, Christopher Caldwell has a superbly written piece on “The French, Coming Apart”, in which he looks at the dire situation in France through the work of Christophe Guilluy (hat tip: S. Sailer): [I]n a French political system … Continue reading

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This Week’s Terrorist Event in France

From an AP report on today’s terrorist attack in Paris, is this gem: Badi Ftaiti, a Tunisian-born mason who has spent three decades in Paris, said the attack that officials say left one police officer dead and another wounded didn’t … Continue reading

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The Battle For France

At TAC, Scott McConnell has an excellent piece on “The Battle For France”: Think what you will about America’s contentious identity politics; compared with France, the United States remains Mayberry, TV’s symbol of small-town innocence. We may have Black Lives … Continue reading

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Polish Government Will Not Allow ‘Bloody Harvest’ of Multiculturalism

Eastern Europe hasn’t been infected by P.C., and a healthy sense of white identity predominates. From Poland: The Polish interior minister affirmed Poland will not repeat the Western European policy of multiculturalism which he said has led to the “bloody … Continue reading

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BBC: The ‘Great Meme War’ in France

The BBC has a brief video news (opinion?) segment on meme war strategies spreading to France, on the eve of the French elections. The best line in the piece: “What About The Frog?” Regarding the ‘glass of milk’ meme, the … Continue reading

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Le Pen Criticizes Trump’s NATO Stance

Here is but one of the differences between someone with longstanding Alt-Right principles and someone without them: (CNN) – Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen criticized President Donald Trump Friday for his sudden embrace of NATO. “Undeniably he is … Continue reading

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