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De l’antisémitisme foncier à la normalisation stratégique. Le Front National à l’époque de Marine Le Pen
From Inborn Anti-Semitism to Strategic Normalisation. The National Front under under Marine Le Pen

Author(s): Sergiu Mișcoiu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: Anti-Semitism; far-right; reform; strategy; radicalism

Summary/Abstract: This article (“From Inborn Anti-Semitism to Strategic Normalisation. The National Front under Marine Le Pen”) analyses the implications of the 2011 change in the National Front’s top leadership over the traditional anti-Semitic stances of the party. By studying the main reforms implemented by Marine Le Pen, it shows that the dropping of anti-Semitism is at the same time not only a tactical move, but not necessarily a genuine substantive change in the party’s ideology. Rather, it is a discoursive adaptation, on the one hand, to a general evolution of the French society (anti-Semitism being less entrenched in the public consciousness) and, on the other hand, to the particular conditions of the 2010s dominated by an increasing concern related to the social consequences of the non-European recent immigration to France.

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 190-200
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: French