Category: Insights

The Infiltration of Law Enforcement by Racist Extremists

Law enforcement agencies have been breeding grounds for far-right ideology for decades, and not just in the United States. As protests continue to bring cities across the United States to a standstill, the problem of racist policing is more evident than ever before. The killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department… Continue reading “The Infiltration of Law Enforcement by Racist Extremists”

Series: Contemporary Tensions Between Blacks and Jews in America (Introductory Post – ‘July Fireworks and Why They Matters’)

Recent Black celebrity anti-Semitism in America isn’t reflective of an anomaly, and scholars deserve to evaluate how increasing Black-Jewish tensions nuance the study of the radical right in America. “Hitler said, ‘Because the white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America.… Continue reading “Series: Contemporary Tensions Between Blacks and Jews in America (Introductory Post – ‘July Fireworks and Why They Matters’)”

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode One): Welcome to Right Rising

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Guest Dr. Will Allchorn joins the inaugural episode of Right Rising to introduce the podcast and its producer – the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). On this episode, Will and host Augusta Dell’Omo discuss key areas of focus for understanding the far-right – including social factors, double-speak, and online… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode One): Welcome to Right Rising”

Narrating the ‘Great Replacement’ for the German Goon Squads: Akif Pirinçci’s Umvolkung (2016) Book

As CARR Senior Fellow, Dr Andreas Önnerfors notes: the 153 pages of rage contained in Akif Pirinçci’s Umvolkung (2016) book openly incites hatred against the ‘invaders’ as much as against their presumed puppet-masters, saturated by a vulgar language of violence, it is a racist rant of baseless accusations. As Önnerfors finds, it does not surprise… Continue reading “Narrating the ‘Great Replacement’ for the German Goon Squads: Akif Pirinçci’s Umvolkung (2016) Book”

GOP Lawmaker’s Celebration Of KKK Leader Forces Racial Reckoning In Alabama

The backlash to Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes’s celebration of the 1st KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest marks a shift in the state — or at least a beginning. It happened again in Alabama. A clueless local politician, state Rep. Will Dismukes, a Republican from the white-flight Montgomery suburb of Prattville, attended the annual… Continue reading “GOP Lawmaker’s Celebration Of KKK Leader Forces Racial Reckoning In Alabama”

Disunity within the Ranks? Party Expulsions in the European Radical Right: 2000–2020

Drawing on an original database of party expulsions of radical right parties in Europe across twenty countries from 2000-2020, Felix Wiebrecht, James F. Downes, Edward Chan and Anna Kam devise a theoretical model that groups expulsions into two categories that comprise accountability mechanisms and political purges.  They find empirically that within the modern far-right, expulsions… Continue reading “Disunity within the Ranks? Party Expulsions in the European Radical Right: 2000–2020”

Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online

Over the past decade and a half, counter-narratives – defined as ‘messages that…[demystify], deconstruct or delegitimise extremist narratives’ (Tuck and Silverman 2016: 65) – have become a key part of western efforts to combat terrorism. Placed at the softer end of counter terror (CT) tactics and entering the UK policy discourse in mid-2005, the use… Continue reading “Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online”