Michel Eltchaninoff is Editor-in-Chief of Philosophie magazine and a former lecturer in philosophy at the University of Burgundy and Pantheon-Sorbonne University. His Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin won the Prix de La Revue des Deux Mondes in its original French edition.
'Drawing on interviews with many of the politicians and thinkers . . . close to . . . Le Pen [Eltchaninoff] . . . . persuasively show[s] how ideas that have shaped the culture [of Le Pen] have in turn shaped [her].' 'As President Macron tries to save the Eurozone and stabilise the continent, he faces no greater challenge than Marine Le Pen's Front National. This brilliant and carefully argued book shows how despite her efforts to project a more acceptable face the party remains the bastion of an anti-globalist, anti-capitalist, xenophobic, anti-European right which continues to borrow from classic anti-semitic tropes.' -- Brendan Simms, Professor of the History of International Relations, University of Cambridge, and author of 'Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present' 'This book will be of great interest to English readers. It says much about an important, and oddly neglected, political figure but Eltchaninoff also ranges more widely - introducing a range of figures who are influential in the Front National and the intellectual traditions to which they refer.' -- Richard Vinen, Professor of History, King's College London, and author of 'The Unfree French: Life Under Occupation' 'In painting a vivid portrayal of the ideas that have shaped Marine Le Pen, Michel Eltchaninoff makes a big contribution to one of the most urgent undertakings of this political moment: to understand the authoritarian populists who are gaining more and more power across North America and Western Europe. An important book that is as engrossing as it is erudite.' -- Yascha Mounk, author of 'The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It' 'There is no point in demonising Marine Le Pen. Instead we must understand the path she has beaten between the liberal right, which has abandoned traditional Gaullism, and the left, which has forgotten about those left behind. Eltchaninoff picks apart her writings, interviews and TV appearances to do just that.' -- Liberation 'Marine Le Pen has changed the face of the FN. But Michel Eltchaninoff demonstrates with a sharp pen and a clear-eyed gaze that she hasn't broken with any of the four pillars of the far right: the land, the people, life and myth. She has dusted them off.' * Marianne * 'Marine Le Pen is reinvigorating [the FN] by reforming its ideology. The power of Michel Eltchaninoff's book is to rip off the mask.' * Stephane Rio, L'Universite Syndicaliste *