Behind a dramatic election in France, the rise of a new Jewish leader — and also antisemitism

JL;DR SUMMARY In the recent French election for the European Parliament, the far-right Rassemblement National led by Marine Le Pen won, but the surprising resurgence of the Socialist Party, nearly securing second place, marked a significant shift in French politics. A way out west there was a fella, fella I want to tell you about, fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least, that was the handle his lovin' parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. This Lebowski, he called himself the Dude. Now, Dude, that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then, there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place s'durned innarestin'.

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