Article by Richard Spencer.
Last weekend, the New York Times Magazine (!!) featured a largely fair and sympathetic story on the new leader of France’s Front National, Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie, the long-time warrior of the nationalist Right.
With Sarkozy floundering and the likely Socialist candidate, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sodomizing an African chambermaid, Le Pen most certainly has a shot at the presidency. But as the Times alludes to, if Le Pen were to do well, the “mainstream” Left and Right would, no doubt, combine forces in order to prevent the ascension of an “extremist,” much as Jacques Chirac and Lionel Jospin teamed up against Jean-Marie in 2002. Despite its pretensions of “liberal democracy,” the Western world is essentially a one-party state.