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Takes on the World
Interview
France-based journalist Diana Johnstone
 Jeff Blankfort  Contact Contributor
Long time Paris based journalist Diana Johnstone critiques the conventional liberal, left view in France and in the US that the victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen in the French election was necessary to prevent a “fascist” from becoming president of France.

She argues that Le Pen's policies are far removed from those of her father, Jean Marie Le Pen, and what the National Front used to represent and were largely indistinguishable from those of Left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon (who refused to endorse Macron) pointing out that Le Pen received 63% of the worker vote against Macron which allows the intellectual elites who backed the corporatist Macron and who pretend to be anti-fascist to dismiss the workers as fascists.

She also takes on the groups that call themselves “anti-fa” who have also appeared in the US and pretend to be the vanguard against fascism when the problem is not fascism but the excesses of globalism.

Of all the major candidates in the election, she points out, Macron was the most anti-labor. most hawkish towards Russia and pro-NATO, the strongest supporter of the EU and of the globalist agenda and received heavy backing from the economic elite
Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort

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00:37:03 1 May 17, 2017
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