A spirit of extremism is sweeping across Europe. As deteriorating economic conditions and German-led austerity programs take hold in almost every nation of the eurozone, parties on both the far-left and the far-right are rising. These worrying trends will only intensify as anger and resentment continue to build.
In France, over one third of voters cast a ballot for either far-left Trotskyites or far-right nationalists in the first round of voting last April. In Greece, the situation is even worse, with a full 70 percent of voters supporting either radical left-wing socialists or far-right xenophobes.