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Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen news and analysis from The Nation
May 9, 2017
What Can Emmanuel Macron Accomplish as France’s President?
The resentments that led a third of the electorate to vote for Le Pen are not going to disappear anytime soon.
David A. Bell
May 8, 2017
The Crucial Role of Islam in the French Election
A solid majority of French Muslims, about half of whom identify as secular, continued to support the left this year.
May 5, 2017
Centrist Macron Beats Back the National Front—and the Spread of Trumpism
The world could not afford another Trump ally in power.
May 5, 2017
How the Eurozone Damaged French Politics—and This Year’s Presidential Election
It has constrained the country’s economic decision-making, and center-left collaboration with Brussels opened up space for the far right.
April 21, 2017
Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?
Communism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.
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April 6, 2017
The Illusions of Disillusion
Marine Le Pen is running on resentment, but is it enough to win her the French presidency?
April 5, 2017
From Collapse to Mystique
François Hollande failed French Socialists, and France. Emmanuel Macron is promising France a glorious rebirth—but without the “Socialist” label.
February 10, 2017
Lyon, the Capital of a Europe in Crisis
Last weekend, the three movements now redefining French politics converged in this regional hub.
December 15, 2016
America in Populist Times: An Interview With Chantal Mouffe
One of the preeminent theorists on democracy, social movements, and populism, her work was an inspiration to Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece.
October 13, 2016
Populism’s Two Paths
Throughout the North Atlantic, insurgencies on the left and the right are challenging mainstream politics. The question is: Which popular movement—the left’s or the right’s—will prevail?