Third Way (France)

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Third Way (French: Troisième voie) a French Third Position organisation founded in 1985 by a merger of the small neo-fascist Mouvement nationaliste révolutionnaire, which gathered former members of François Duprat's Revolutionary Nationalist Groups (GNR), with dissidents from the Parti des forces nouvelles.[1]

Led by Jean-Gilles Malliarakis, the party adopted the slogan of 'neither trusts nor soviets' (ni trusts, ni soviets) and stood against communism, capitalism and Zionism. It used a trident as its emblem. For a time the party was associated with the Groupe Union Défense but maintained a generally poor relationship with the Front National (FN). This was the case until 1991 when Malliarakis decided to approach the FN, leading to a schism within the party from those who felt the FN did not conform to their way of thinking.[2] As a result, Christian Bouchet and his followers split off to form Nouvelle Résistance, a group that was to be more National Bolshevik in tone. The Third Way itself remained in the hands of Malliarakis but was dissolved soon after the split.

Troisième voie also maintained links with the white power music scene as Gaël Bodilis, who set up the Rebelles Européens record label in Brest, was for a time a member of the group.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annuaire de l'extrême-droite en France: Troisième Voie
  2. ^ Antisemitism world report, 1992, Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1992, p. 11
  3. ^ C.P. Blamires, World Fascism - A Historical Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2006, p. 604