This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ARTICLE by the Economist, looking at Europe\’s movement to the extreme right.
Because of the excessive focus on austerity, with widespread unemployment and resentment in Europe, the extreme right wing parties are rapidly gaining ground. This theme was also made strongly by George Soros, in another article that I reblogged this morning.
Although there has been recent
evidence of a lighter hand on austerity, the damage is done and it is expected that there will be popular push-back in the European elections that will see a move towards extremism.
Let me turn this to an open question:
How should European leaders respond to the populist move towards extreme right-wing politics?