LONDON -- Extremism is on the march in France. Two of the four leading candidates in the first round of the country's presidential elections on Sunday are populists -- one on the right and one on the left. The policies of both can be traced to the past, and the presence of either raises questions as to why extremism is gaining traction in such a democratic country.
Postwar policy failures lead to rise of French extremism
Discontent on the right and left are traced to Algerian war, big government