May 7, 2012
Europe's Extremists Go Mainstream
Anne Applebaum, Slate
Another week, another European government falls by the wayside — and in each recent case the center was defeated by the extremes, or by what used to be the extremes before they crept into the mainstream. The Greek center-left and the Greek center-right were pummeled by outliers on both sides of the political spectrum. In the Netherlands, the machinations of an upstart party forced the centrists out of power, too.
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