FRANCE: A New Right Raises Its Voice

Science and paganism at the service of a reactionary doctrine

"The right governs, the left thinks,' says a familiar French dictum. No longer. A vigorous group of right-wing thinkers is now challenging the left's longstanding intellectual hegemony, proclaiming ominous theories on race, genetics and inequality rarely heard since the dark days of the Third Reich. The rise of this bold "New Right" has ignited the liveliest political debate in France since the advent of the New Philosophers, a group of disillusioned leftists who launched a blistering attack on Marxist dogma two years ago....

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