What WhatsApp Conversations Reveal About the Far Right’s Ideology

October 29, 2020

Forum for Democracy (FvD) is a political party on the rise in the Netherlands. Thierry Baudet, FvD’s conservative revolutionary leader, positions himself and his party as right-wing and as an acceptable ideological alternative to all other Dutch parties. All media controversies about...

The Metapolitics of the Far Right

January 29, 2020

Humans have always tried to understand and live their finite lives in relation to infinite possibilities — what could happen, what if, perhaps. Infinite possibilities are unknown unless brought to light through contemplation. For instance, contemplating the future is one of those...

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

December 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right

October 22, 2019

Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the triumph of liberal democracy in his 1992 seminal classic, “The End of History and the Last Man.” He argued that the legitimacy of liberal democracy had become unrivalled after defeating oppressive political ideologies such as fascism and communism....

Intellectual Enablers Carry a Responsibility for Mass Shootings

August 05, 2019

Another day, another mass murder. This time in El Paso, Texas, leaving scores dead, scores injured. This time the targets were Hispanics. Last time, Muslims — or Jews. Next time it may be the (white) “racial traitors” responsible for the current “invasion” from all corners of the earth....

How the Swedish Radical Right Hijacked Human Rights

May 16, 2019

It can be difficult to separate the alleged watchdogs of freedom from the bloodhounds of the populist radical-right discourse.  On June 6, 2017, Sweden’s national holiday, charges were filed with the Swedish international prosecution office against “a number of individuals in key positions...

What Makes a Christchurch-Style Attack Feel So Likely in Britain?

March 25, 2019

“It absolutely could happen here.” This was the Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace’s response on BBC Radio 4 to the question many in the United Kingdom and around the world have asked themselves in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 50 people praying in...

The Far Right Imagines a Totalitarian Other

November 28, 2018

Where left-leaning observers warn of a return of totalitarian nationalism, the far right warns of the return of socialist and communist totalitarian politics. With the rise of populist and far-right politics in Europe and beyond, the fear of the return of totalitarian politics has equally...

The Moral World of the Radical Right

August 07, 2018

To fully understand the rapid growth in the appeal of radical right politics to so many people, we also need to look at their moral and ethical worlds. Most explanations for the recent growth of the radical right rely upon some combination of structural concerns, ideological positions and...

What Drives Extreme-Right Violence?

August 10, 2016

In an era where media reporting simplifies everything, we need to remember that threats of terrorism come from both Islamism and the extreme right. How seriously should we take the risk of violent extremism emanating from the extreme right? The UK has seen a notable rise in hate crimes since...

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