EU File: Fascism resurgent amidst Eurocrisis: France’s National Front senses window of opportunity to control Right as main rival UMP hemorrhages members during leadership fracas, ex-president Sarkozy tries to broker peace between disciple Cope and ex-PM Fillon; French economy burdened by declining competitiveness, bloated state, rigid labor regulation
December 3, 2012
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2010s: 1930s redux
Pictured above: Last March, self-confessed Al Qaeda member and Palestinian sympathizer Mohamed Merah died in shootout with French police, after killing three soldiers, a rabbi, and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse. This week, police in southwestern France reportedly arrested two people suspected of acting as Merah’s accomplices.