Pierre-André Taguieff

How anti-fascists get dubbed 'fascists': the French far-right ploy to subvert language

France — Analysis

How is it that 'antifas' or anti-fascist activists are now described as “fascist” in certain quarters of the French media? Or that anti-racists have become the new racists? Lucie Delaporte looks at the way in which the French far-right have long subverted the meaning of words in a deliberate attempt to make extremist labels meaningless.