Economists, politicians and mainstream media are warning of cataclysm if nationalist Marine Le Pen wins the Presidential run-off election in France.

I remind you we were told Trump and Brexit were signs the Apocalypse was here.

  Worldwide depression, famine and wars-of-religion are coming if she overcomes long odds and wins the May 7th final.

“The revisionist verdict:  ruthless, boorish, manipulative, alcoholic, myopic, and wrong about almost everything.  But he was right about the thing that mattered most.”

Christopher Hitchens on Winston Churchill, the Atlantic, 2002.

Le Pen is the subject of my weekly column.  I remind you we were told Trump and Brexit were signs the Apocalypse was here.  The world goes on and the Churchill quote well applies to Le Pen.  She’s far from a perfect candidate but may well be just what Western Civilization needs at the moment.