[WORLD POLITICS] - Extreme Rightism Gaining Popularity in France? - The shock is spreading in the aftermath of an extreme rightist (some say fascist) advancing to the may 5 run off which will determine the president of France. Jean-Marie Le Pen is an ex-paratroper known for (among other things) trivializing the Nazi gas chambers as a mere "detail in history."
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