April 18, 2012

No Place to Go But Up in France

John Vinocur, New York Times

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The election in France on Sunday won’t decide its next president but will more likely offer a miserable precedent: a success for a 'Rejection Front' that combines the bleak compatibility of the extreme left and right.

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TAGGED: France, Nicolas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande


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