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The Implosion of the FvD: In “Trouw” Lars Rensmann discusses extremism in the FvD and the causes for the party’s recent splits

04 February 2021

In response to the implosion of the Dutch radical right-wing populist party Forum voor Democratie, Lars Rensmann was interviewed for a long essay published in a Saturday edition of Trouw about the FvD’s and party leader Thierry Baudet’s extremism, conspiracy thinking, and antisemitism—and on the question why fellow FvD leaders did not draw a boundary to such extremism before and did not leave the party a long time ago.

Read the article, published on 27 November 2020, on

Last modified:04 February 2021 12.51 p.m.

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