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Reader comment on item: Accepting Europe's Anti-Immigration Parties

Submitted by Dan Simon (United States), Nov 30, 2017 at 02:33

You briefly mention an obvious potential alternative: a mainstream party (or perhaps more than one) in each country could embrace a platform that includes tighter immigration restrictions, and thus immediately tap into the popular hunger for such policies, leading to greatly enhanced electoral success. Is there any reason not to expect mainstream parties to do that to head off gains from populist alternatives? And is there any reason not to prefer this more stable, competent alternative?I al


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, read it again; I wrote about this. More at http://www.danielpipes.org/17100/europe-epochal-elections

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Not Far Right. [21 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 17, 2018 01:52242506
ZERO comparison with early 1900s [186 words]Michael SDec 6, 2017 03:42241480
Sam Harris liberalism is needed [128 words]AnonDec 3, 2017 05:53241460
Immigration to the United States is different from immigration to European countries [342 words]AnonDec 10, 2017 22:46241460
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anti-immigration positions and prospects on the left [298 words]mythDec 1, 2017 17:30241444
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JAYDA FRANSEN vs. LINDA SANSOUR [983 words]Robert BlumenblattDec 1, 2017 09:12241436
The main problem is Africans seeking and getting European largesse; the EC is largely to blame [141 words]Michael SDec 4, 2017 04:41241436
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will they really mature? [59 words]Kaspars GasunsNov 30, 2017 03:04241415
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I think he's saying it's better to engage them than to refuse to deal with them [15 words]AnonNov 30, 2017 19:50241413
Tolerance of non-Islamist Extremism in the Democratic European Union [690 words]RobertDec 2, 2017 15:34241413

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