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Cécile Alduy
Commentary

 The Illusions of Disillusion

Cécile Alduy
The Nation, 2017 June 19, 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s. In the late hours of election night, May 5, 1974, the 45-year-old leader of the far-right National Front downplayed the disappointing results with his usual bravado.

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Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots

Cécile Alduy
Seuil, 2017 January 19, 2017

"Liberty," "secularism," "security," "people," "identity" . . . Politicians like words that slam or clash. But what precise meaning do they give them? At the dawn of a high-risk election year, and in the context of the rise of the National Front and increased terrorist threat, it is imperative to clarify the meaning of the words of the political debate.

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Marine Le Pen Prise aux Mots: Decryptage du Nouveau Discours Frontiste

Cécile Alduy, Stephanie Wahnich
French and European Publications Inc, 2015 February 12, 2015

At a time when Marine Le Pen gained momentum on the political and media scene and has garnered unprecedented electoral results, it is urgent to decipher the logic of her father's speech and the foundations of its rhetorical efficiency. For the first time, a lexical analysis and statistical literature of a corpus of nearly five hundred texts can measure the originality of this new Frontist word.

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Commentary

Who is Charlie?

Cécile Alduy
Al Jazeera America, 2015 January 17, 2015

In the aftermath of the fatal attacks on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebo, TEC affiliate faculty Cécile Alduy explores the French reaction to the violence in light of the competing ideologies of an inclusive, secular republican unity and a more traditional, fearful nationalist rhetoric.

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