Marine Le Pen: The prodigal daughter?

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Marine Le Pen at a sovereignty summit in Brussels

Marine Le Pen: The prodigal daughter?


Infamous father

Marine Le Pen was born the daughter of a radical French politician. Jean Marie Le Penn, the far right Frenchman has dismissed events like Holocaust as a mere fact of history and has made homophobia and Islamophobia a distinct part of his ideology. However, Marine Le Penn represents a new generation of far right French politicians. She is anti European Union, anti-globalization, anti immigration, and while not as openly racist as her father she does rely on a harsh critique of...


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