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