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Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2022
The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron
How the French president stumbled into a legitimacy crisis.
April 15, 2022
“He Just Shat All over Us”: Why Macron’s “Republican Front” Is Fraying
Macron aims to rally voters against far-right Marine Le Pen, but alienated parts of the coalition he needs to win may sit on the sidelines.
March 13, 2020
The Rise of the Far Right in France’s Poorest Cities
The areas where the National Rally has the best chance to win in the March elections are united by one factor: socioeconomic duress.
November 6, 2019
Nationalism Is Global. The Left Is on the Defensive.
But the climate crisis is the right’s Achilles’ heel.
November 1, 2019
The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics
As extremist ideas enter the mainstream, “clash of civilizations” rhetoric is crowding out more nuanced approaches to the very real problem of terrorism.
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May 28, 2019
In a Divided France, a Display of Force by the Far Right
In the elections for European Parliament, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally won more seats than any other party in France.
March 29, 2019
France Unbowed Tries to Rediscover Its Populist Magic
The left populist party is still looking for its place in a national debate often dominated by Emmanuel Macron and the far right. Will European elections provide a spark?
June 20, 2018
France’s National Front Is Dead, but Its Politics Are Alive and Well
Despite the failure of Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid, the party’s virulent anti-Muslim message has found a growing audience.
April 6, 2018
The Murder of Holocaust Survivor Mireille Knoll Has Exposed 2 Toxic Racisms in France
Along with the rise of anti-Semitism in Muslim and Arab communities, there’s growing hostility to France’s Muslims within the Jewish community, which draws its source in the defense of Israel.
March 19, 2018
Is Steve Bannon Trump’s Link to Putin and the European Far Right?
The ultra-right populism of the president’s former top adviser is in sync with Euro-Russian reaction.