The Green Rhetoric of Ecofascism

December 11, 2019

The National Ecosystem: Radical Right and Biodiversity

March 14, 2019

The national ecosystem must be preserved and remain pure — free from those who do not belong. While the significance of preserving and caring for the natural environment in radical-right thought might surprise some, it is thoroughly rooted in the importance some of these actors attach to the...

Gateway Organizations: Understanding the Lure of the Radical Right

February 15, 2019

To date, the notion of gateway organizations has in the most part been used to help explain processes of radicalization in relation to Islamic extremism. Since September 11, 2001, the radical right has been on the rise in terms of popularity and reach across Western states. The 9/11 attacks, the...

The Ethics of Consuming Fascism

February 08, 2019

Is it possible to engage with the radical right without inadvertently supporting its intolerant ideology? In 1939, a Book of the Month Club (a US-based literary subscription service) edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published “for the political understanding of the American...

The Winning Streak of Illiberal Populism

August 24, 2016

Illiberal populists all over the world are benefiting from three simultaneous backlashes. The history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced the terms “Left” and “Right” to reflect where people sat in the National Assembly....

Escaping Trumpland Might Not Be That Easy

August 19, 2016

Looking for a place to escape from President Trump? You're running out of options. Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected...

Pretty Little Radicals in Poland

January 22, 2016

What is driving young women to join radical groups in Poland? Europe has seen a resurgence of the far-right in recent years, and Poland has been no exception. The groups associated with racism, anti-Semitism and violence have been traditionally staffed by young men, but now more women are...

Doublespeak: Radical Right Rhetoric Today

August 09, 2015

How do radical political movements mask their racist rhetoric? Let us depart from a truism: Modern politics relies enormously upon shaping “the message” toward targeted groups and constituencies. Whether it’s the Labour Party’s “Controls on Immigration” or the Tories’ “blue...

Copenhagen Shootings Target Democracy and Pluralism

February 16, 2015

The latest attacks in Denmark could give far-right movements a further push. Three people are dead and five injured — including the suspected perpetrator — in what has been described as a cynical act of terror against Denmark. Though they may have resulted in fewer deaths, the twin attacks...

The Coming Battle for the Soul of Europe

January 20, 2015

There's a battle coming for the soul of Europe and the far-right is rallying like it's 1099. In the first Crusade, on their way to fight the Muslim infidels in Jerusalem, the armed pilgrims asked themselves a provocative question: Why should we trek so far to kill people we barely know when we...

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