The academic world is full of people who think that their fine titles gives them the right to denigrate and belittle us "ordinary" citizens. One such academic is Dominique Moisi, Senior Adviser at the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI), professor at L'Institut d’études politiques de Paris and currently guest professor at Kings College, London.
The professor does not like the alliance that the French National Front and the Dutch Freedom Party have formed ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2014. Of course M. Moisi has the right to criticize the alliance, but he should stop slandering the two parties and the vast majority of their supporters:
Likewise, though Europe’s populists use their opposition to “Brussels” as a rallying flag, their ideology retains the atavism that motivated their forebears. Today’s far-right forces may be more anti-Muslim than anti-Semitic – Wilders may even be sincerely pro-Israel – but they maintain the anti-humanist, cynical, and racist worldview of their predecessors in the 1930’s.