Month: February 2020

Off the Hook: How the HIJACKED LABOUR Conspiracy Theory Defends the Radical Right

On December 7th 2019, Tom Newton Dunn, political editor of The Sun, published an editorial that promoted the conspiracy theories of the HIJACKED LABOUR (HL) project. Dunn praised the former intelligence officers behind HL for exhaustively charting Jeremy Corbyn’s “spider’s web of extensive contacts [that] stretch from Marxist intellectuals to militant groups and illegal terrorist… Continue reading “Off the Hook: How the HIJACKED LABOUR Conspiracy Theory Defends the Radical Right”

Pop Stars Are Combating The Radical Right In New Ways

Pop stars like Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift are combating radical right ideologies by spreading messages of inclusion and tolerance. To the unobservant, former One Direction heartthrob and chart-topping singer Harry Styles might not seem like the person to challenge toxic masculinity and demonstrate how to be a powerful ally to queer people,… Continue reading “Pop Stars Are Combating The Radical Right In New Ways”

Virginia Gun Rally Was Only Peaceful Because Of Preventative Measures

The Richmond rally wasn’t “mainstream” as right-wing media claims. It was a prime example of how extremism has become common. In the end, no one was shot. But it wasn’t for want of trying. The right-wing media spent much of last week — when they weren’t busy decrying the ongoing impeachment trial of President Trump… Continue reading “Virginia Gun Rally Was Only Peaceful Because Of Preventative Measures”

Part Two: Historismus, Ranke’s Influence and its Ultimate Crisis

In the previous blog, Henry Mead scoped out the nature and origins of ‘Historismus’ in the work of Leopold von Ranke. Today’s second part scopes out Ranke’s influence and his legacy in the subsequent crisis of the concept of historicism during the interwar period. Ranke’s Influence As discussed in the first part of this series,… Continue reading “Part Two: Historismus, Ranke’s Influence and its Ultimate Crisis”

The legacy of Wannsee on today’s radical right

Contemporary ideas of the ‘great replacement’ of the white population echo those that led to the Holocaust. 20 January 2020 was the 78th anniversary of the so-called Wannsee Conference. This meeting of senior Nazis, chaired by Reinhard Heydrich and his faithful assistant Adolf Eichmann, took place in a graceful villa on the shore of Lake… Continue reading “The legacy of Wannsee on today’s radical right”