Category: Insights

Greece’s Problem With Radical Right Violence and the Politics of History

One doesn’t have to be an expert to attest that Greece has a fundamental problem with violence from the radical right. Alone in the first months of this year, we see a culmination of different forms of violence. In early March, the police arrested a group of militant neo-Nazis called AME, responsible for 34 arson… Continue reading “Greece’s Problem With Radical Right Violence and the Politics of History”

What Impact Will Britain’s Increasingly Relaxed Attitudes to Immigration Have on Radical Right Support?

Running counter to a common narrative holding that Britain has become a more intolerant country since the Brexit vote, data continues to emerge that British attitudes to immigration have relaxed since the Brexit vote – and continue to. As Professor Rob Ford and Dr Maria Sobolewska of Manchester University commented in a British Future report published… Continue reading “What Impact Will Britain’s Increasingly Relaxed Attitudes to Immigration Have on Radical Right Support?”

“Auschwitz Concentration Camp: History, Biographies, Remembrance”

Last month my latest book was published by ibidem-verlag which covered the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, its history, biographies and remembrance. Having written and had published three books on the Aktion Reinhardt Camps, Belzec,Sobibor and Treblinka, this was a new path for me. Those three camps are not as well-known as Auschwitz. There are many books on Auschwitz,… Continue reading ““Auschwitz Concentration Camp: History, Biographies, Remembrance””

Right-Wing Populism as a Strategy of the Radical Right

The term “right-wing populism,” although commonly used by the German media, has been the subject of intense debate among social scientists, focusing on the central question of whether right-wing populism is an independent political phenomenon that is separate from right-wing extremism, or simply a strategic political option within the radical right. In the context of… Continue reading “Right-Wing Populism as a Strategy of the Radical Right”

Book Review: ‘Bring the War Home’ by Kathleen Belew

University of Chicago historian Kathleen Belew’s new book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, claims to be the first complete history of the contemporary American radical right. And while that claim is certainly exaggerated, it is a serious book that gets much right. As the title suggests, the book links… Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Bring the War Home’ by Kathleen Belew”

Manichaean Manipulation – Europe between Apocalypse and Redemption in the Imaginary of the Radical Right

An eternal fight between Good and Evil fuels the imaginaries of the European Radical Right (ERR) in a psychology of continuous panic-mongering. Is Europe the bulwark and pinnacle of Western civilization, the safe haven of Christianity, tradition and family values or has it turned into a dystopian oppressive dictatorship of ‘globalist’ Eurocracy? The imminent end… Continue reading “Manichaean Manipulation – Europe between Apocalypse and Redemption in the Imaginary of the Radical Right”