Robert Brasillach (1909–1945) is a writer who is much better known for his political views, for which he lost his life. He began writing for the extreme right-wing Action française and went on during the Occupation to be editor-in-chief of the anti-Semitic Je suis partout. After the war many writers – among them Camus, Colette, Valéry, Mauriac and Cocteau – petitioned the government for leniency, but he received the death sentence and was executed in Arceuil, Val-de-Marne.
Geneviève Maugis was his half-sister.
*Marine Le Pen – Jean-Marie Le Pen's daughter – now leads the Front National, which is still (despite any attempts she makes to suggest the contrary), emphatically a political party of the extreme right. Amusingly, the left-leaning paper Libération published a front page photo of her last month (12–13 October 2013) with the headline screaming the warning '100% EXTRÊME DROITE APPELLATION CONTRÔLÉE', although it was far from amusing to learn that the Front National won Brignoles (Var) that weekend.