Fumbled Response

Why Europe's Right-Wing Parties Didn't Benefit From the Paris Killings

Rightist leaders didn't hold their tongues after the attacks

French far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen delivers her speech in Nanterre, outside Paris, about the recent shootings in France, on Jan. 16, 2014

Photographer: :Chamussy/Sipa via AP Images

The anti-immigrant, law-and-order parties on the right wing of European politics seemed set to score big gains in the aftermath of this month's Paris terror attacks. So why didn't they?

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