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Hugo Drochon is an historian of late nineteenth and twentieth century political thought, with interests in continental political thought, democratic theory, liberalism and political realism. His book Nietzsche’s Great Politics came out with Princeton University Press in 2016.
In the latest article in our series, we look at the state of French politics and the emergence of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, who aspires to unite the far right with the traditional Catholic right.
If the Frence president is to succeed he needs to establish a new centre ground of European politics.
The philosopher was appropriated by the Nazis and now influences the alt-right. Is he doomed to be abused and misunderstood?
Before entering politics, he studied Machiavelli and the art of gaining and holding power. But is the young French president a lion or a fox?
The new French President is assembling a technocratic government.
The centrist President's next challenger could come from the populist far left instead.
While the candidates of the main left and right parties have endorsed the centrist from nowhere, others have held back.
On the eve of the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen holds together a coalition more fractious than it seems.
A victory for Macron would affect more than France – it would bolster the European project.
In an era of far-right populism, an avowed centrist could see off France's political demons.