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    Poland’s Nationalists Augur a European Right-Wing Future

    Their line forms on the right. From France to Austria, the European right is on the rise — with Poland’s Law and Justice Party the biggest success to date. Anti-EU, anti-immigration, and espousing “traditional” Catholic values, the party has drawn ridicule — and strong support. One fact that’s raising eyebrows is that Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party’s founder, isn’t an elected official — but it’s generally accepted that he’s running the country. The party’s eroding checks and balances, leading more moderate Poles to fear their nation is reverting to its authoritarian past.

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