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The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism

The logo plays a crucial role in creating a brand identity for radical-right parties. Bearing in mind that gaining access to political power remains the focus of all political parties, they not only attempt to acquire political power within government but, more importantly, actively work toward its acquisition and maintenance. In this effort, political parties… Continue reading “The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism”

Amid COVID-19, Trump Attempts To Rewrite History

The far-right has always created “alt-histories” and used historical revisionism to protect their power. President Trump is no different. In 2017, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to US President Donald Trump, coined the phrase ‘alternative facts’ to describe why the Trump administration had differing figures about the size of the audience at the newly elected president’s inauguration… Continue reading “Amid COVID-19, Trump Attempts To Rewrite History”

Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 Echoes US History Of Blaming Immigrants For Disease

President Trump, Republican lawmakers, and right-wing pundits’ blame of China for COVID-19 has resulted in a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes in America. The Center for Immigration Studies bills itself as an “independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.” Its executive director, Mark Krikorian, has consistently denied accusations of racism, saying his organization’s opposition to most immigration… Continue reading “Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 Echoes US History Of Blaming Immigrants For Disease”

The Strange History of the Group Tied to Jersey City Murders

Perhaps the most bizarre thing about Black Hebrew Israelism is the way it mirrors, with only a change in color, the ideas of Christian Identity. Yet another apparent anti-Semitic multiple murder has hit the United States with Tuesday’s killing of four people and the subsequent deaths of the two attackers in a Jersey City, N.J.… Continue reading “The Strange History of the Group Tied to Jersey City Murders”

The Far Right Has a History of Infiltrating the British Army

The far right recognizes the value, both in training and in terms of access to arms and equipment, that active and former soldiers bring to its organizations. In early October 2018, a photo emerged that showed former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) posing with a group of Army Cadets.… Continue reading “The Far Right Has a History of Infiltrating the British Army”

Conference Report: “Right-Wing Extremism as a research object in Contemporary History”

On February 1st 2019 a workshop was organized by the Zentrum für zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) (Centre for Contemporary History) in Potsdam, with Frank Bösch, Yves Müller, Dominik Rigoll, Sarah Schulz, Julia Kleinschmidt, Christoph Schulze, Anke Hoffstadt, Henrike Voigtländer and Sebastian Bischoff, to name only those present on stage. The purpose of this workshop with approximately… Continue reading “Conference Report: “Right-Wing Extremism as a research object in Contemporary History””

The Under-Discussed Recent History Of The Radical Right Terrorism In Germany

The German terror group “National Socialist Underground“ is unprecedented – radical right terrorism is not A marathon trial in Germany has come to an end. On 11 July 2018, more than five years after the trial had begun, the higher regional court in Munich handed down the sentences against five members and supporters of the… Continue reading “The Under-Discussed Recent History Of The Radical Right Terrorism In Germany”

From The Plantation To The Caravan: America’s History Of White Nationalism

The false anxiety that whiteness is under siege fueled the rise of Trump, but it isn’t new. You can trace white supremacist culture throughout American history. In the context of contemporary politics in America and the rise of the radical right, whiteness feels like it is having its moment in the sun. The election of… Continue reading “From The Plantation To The Caravan: America’s History Of White Nationalism”