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Revisiting Some Recent Literature on the Alt-Right

Academic scholarship on the Alt-Right is much smaller than journalistic prose. That said, the last several years have seen an upsurge in scholarly writing on this contemporary phenomenon. To date, academic press has published only two books on the Alt-Right. In 2017, Making Sense of the Alt-Right, examines the movement’s origins, ideology, goals and role… Continue reading “Revisiting Some Recent Literature on the Alt-Right”

Everything That is Wrong is the Fault of ’68: Regaining Cultural Hegemony by Trashing the Left

In the burgeoning literature on the populist right, smouldering resentment has so far not been sufficiently appreciated and expressed. The SVP (Swiss People’s Party) is Switzerland’s largest political party. This was not always the case. Until the 1990s, the SVP garnered around 10 percent of the popular vote. As the traditional representative of Switzerland’s farming… Continue reading “Everything That is Wrong is the Fault of ’68: Regaining Cultural Hegemony by Trashing the Left”

Are Right-Wing Voters Being Duped? Or, Why Sane People Voted Fascist.

It is one of life’s great mysteries why other people vote the way they do, particularly when their favored candidates embrace policies that appear so obviously detrimental to them. ‘The forest was shrinking’, runs an ‘old Turkish proverb’ that has been circulating on the internet in recent months, ‘but the trees kept voting for the… Continue reading “Are Right-Wing Voters Being Duped? Or, Why Sane People Voted Fascist.”

The New Phrenology: The U.S., ‘Conversion Therapy,’ and the Radical Right

Earlier this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to eradicate the “abhorrent” practice of “reparative therapy,” an array of techniques pushed by radical anti-LGBT groups as purported “cures” for homosexuality. Women and Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt called the discredited practice — also known as “conversion” therapy — “abuse of the worse kind” that “must be stamped… Continue reading “The New Phrenology: The U.S., ‘Conversion Therapy,’ and the Radical Right”

Dr Roland Clark

Email: roland.clark@liverpool.ac.uk Twitter: @roloclark Position: Senior Lecturer in History, University of Liverpool. Specialist research areas: Dr Clark is a specialist in the history of fascism in interwar Romania, including antisemitism; social movement activism; violence; fascist recruiting among peasants, workers, and intellectuals; fascist masculinities and femininities; music and collective singing in fascist movements; and the fascist… Continue reading “Dr Roland Clark”

The Hidden Success of the Far Right’s “Free Tommy” Campaign

If you thought the campaign to free Tommy Robinson was a failure, think again. On June 9, London saw a convergence of thousands of demonstrators to protest the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known to most as Tommy Robinson, formerly of the radical-right English Defence League (EDL). Robinson had been arrested for breach of the peace… Continue reading “The Hidden Success of the Far Right’s “Free Tommy” Campaign”

’Finspång’ – An Execution Meme of the Swedish Radical Right Ignites the Political Discourse

It was born of the dark web amongst the Swedish radical right – a meme naming the tiny city of Finspång, in the province of Ostrogothia, as the place where in the fictional future ‘national traitors’ would be executed in large sways once fascists took power. Images have circulated of people hanged on street-lamps and… Continue reading “’Finspång’ – An Execution Meme of the Swedish Radical Right Ignites the Political Discourse”