On this Europe Day, let’s oppose the EU for the right reasons

The 9th of May is supposed to mark a celebratory day for the European Union, congratulating itself for peace and unity in Europe. On May 9th 1950, Robert Schuman, then Foreign minister of France, set out his so-called Schuman Plan, which suggested that Germany and France should ease the sharing of strategic resources like coal in […]

Dear American Conservatives: Wilders and Le Pen aren’t your Allies

This article was written together with Young Voices executive director Casey Given. The original was published in the Washington Examiner. At first glance, conservatives might view the rise of Europe’s far-right like a refreshing counterbalance to years of socialism run amok. In truth, these reactionary parties endorse eerily similar economic policies as the left-wing they […]

Top 6 razloga zašto bi Le Pen bila loša predsjednica

This article has been translated into Croatian for the website liberal.hr. The article was originally here. The English original was an article of mine published by the Foundation for Economic Education. Marine Le Pen vodeća je kandidatkinja u utrci za predsjednika Francuske i nova heroina ljubitelja krajnje desnice. Njena kampanja uvelike podsjeća na lanjsku kampanju Donalda Trumpa […]

Έξι λόγοι για να απορρίψουμε την Μαρίν Λε Πεν, πέρα από τον ρατσισμό

This article has been translated into Greek by Liberal.gr. You can check out the original post here. The English original was an article of mine published by the Foundation for Economic Education. Στο δρόμο προς τις γαλλικές προεδρικές εκλογές, η προεκλογική εκστρατεία της Μαρίν Λε Πεν παρουσιάζει κάποιες παράξενες ομοιότητες με την αντίστοιχη εκστρατεία του […]

6 raisons pour ne pas voter Le Pen, hors du «c’est du racisme»

Cet article est une traduction de mon article anglais 6 Non-“It’s Racism” Arguments to Reject Marine Le Pen, publié par la Foundation for Economic Education. Le plus qu’on se rapproche d’avril, le plus la campagne de Marine Le Pen nous rappelle de celle de Donald Trump: confrontation avec les médias, un souverainisme hostile à l’immigration et […]

Протекционизм, война с наркотиками и другие причины, почему не стоит поддерживать Ле Пен

This article has been translated into Russian for the online magazine Reed, and can be found here. The English original was an article of mine published by the Foundation for Economic Education. (Reed intro) На кандидата в президенты Франции Марин Ле Пен часто вешают ярлык расистского и исламофобского политика. Член «Европейских студентов за свободу» Билл […]

6 Non-“It’s Racism” Arguments to Reject Marine Le Pen

On the road to the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign is oddly similar to that of Donald Trump: confrontation with the media, nativism, and accusations of xenophobia. To avoid creating sympathy for the far-right candidate by throwing labels at her, let’s give substantive reasons to oppose her. Here are six reasons to […]

Le Pen’s Success isn’t Based on Xenophobia, but on Trade Policy

This article was first published by CapX. Yes, we get it. Marine Le Pen is a divider, a xenophobe, a dangerous nativist who’s willing to disregard individual rights of every kind to achieve her goal of Making France Great Again. She’s racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic. And you’ll delete us off social media if we even […]