Jean-Marie, Emmanuel, and Who Else

“Cette espèce de grève générale volontaire me paraît suicidaire,” quoth the aged veteran and retired politician to a young editor from the magazine Causeur. “This odd voluntary general strike strikes me as suicidal,” is how you — or, full disclosure, certain of my colleagues here at The American Spectator — might translate the words of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and ex-leader of France’s National Front, a political party usually described as favoring stricter immigration controls and accused of exploiting xenophobia.

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