By Antonella Sciancalepore Scratching the surface of contemporary French far-right manifestos, we find superficial reproduction of medieval ideas about geographical bio-determinism and ethnic identification with nature. Ironically, when theorizing their version of “patriotic ecologies”, the far-right steps into a tradition that says exactly the opposite of what they would like to say: in relation to the environment, all humans are migrants.
In France, the far right’s acknowledgment of environmental threats serves a racist and nationalist agenda. This narrative is fed and spread by the far right metapolitical sphere, which revives a conservative and Malthusian conception of ecology along the nature-territory-identity trinity. This essay recounts one of their colloquiums on the topic, titled “Nature as a base”.