Thursday 4/6 - James Kirchick - Foreign Policy Initiative - Dutch voters reject the far right. French and German elections are next.

Thursday 4/6
James Kirchick
Foreign Policy Initiative
Dutch voters reject the far right. French and German elections are next.

Before the vote actually took place, there was a lot of talk about how the hyper-nationalist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Dutch politician Geert Wilders was going to be latest beneficiary the global rush to extreme right-wing politics. A lot of this talk was, to be blunt, fake news, supported by fake analysis, promulgated by Vladimir Putin’s troll factories, and supported by Anglo-American financial contributions, and technical support from some of the same billionaires who underwrote the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Fortunately,…

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