Saturday, March 26, 2011
Informal Sociology chez le FN
In an earlier post, I asked for sociological studies of the FN similar to the Skocpol et al. study of the US Tea Party. Rue89's article doesn't quite fill the bill, but it has its entertaining moments. In particular, it emphasizes the "retail politics" of local FN candidates, which pleases young voters turned off by "le type socialiste" who shakes their hands and then forgets about them. The remoteness of the elite is a theme common to all populist movements of both left and right.