Cécile Alduy is Professor of French Studies at Stanford University and a research fellow at the CEVIPOF in Paris. She is the author of Ce qu’ils disent vraiment. Les politiques pris aux mots (“What They Really Mean: Politicians In Their Words,” Seuil 2017) and Marine Le Pen prise aux mots. Décryptage du nouveau discours frontiste (“Marine Le Pen Taken to Her Words: Deciphering the New National Front’s Discourse,” Seuil 2015).
Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally.