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Photo: “Meeting 1er mai 2012 Front National“, by Blandine Le Cain licensed under CC BY 2.0. Hue modified from the original

Wielomski, Adam. “National sovereignty in the political doctrine of Front National / Rassemblement National.” Studies on Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism 43, No 1 (2021): 45-60.


The Étatnation (Nation-State) doctrine is the main ideology of the French Revolution and subsequent revolutionary tradition, but the contemporary French left and liberal center are pro-European and hostile to idea of ​​Nation-State. The whole spectrum of French political elite reject the idea of ​​nation and Nation-State as “reactionary” and “undemocratic”. In France, the idea of ​​État-nation is defended by the nationalist right only, symbolized by the Le Pen family. The purpose of this text is to present this genetically-leftist idea as the program of the political right.

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