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Jean Raspail, right wing prophet of ‘identity politics’ has died

Raspail’s influence has expanded beyond the small world of the radical right. Jean Raspail is author of the 1973 ‘Le Camp des Saints’ (The Camp of the Saints), a dystopian novel describing an invasion of immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent who land on the shores of Southern France in a flotilla of boats, then take… Continue reading “Jean Raspail, right wing prophet of ‘identity politics’ has died”

New ISD Study – Networked hate: White Supremacist activity on Telegram

A new study by London-based counter-extremism organisation, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), looks at the connections between white supremacist and pro-terrorist channels on Telegrams. In this CARR insights piece, CARR Practitioner & Policy Fellow and ISD Senior Research Manager Jacob Davey highlights the key findings of the research and what that means for better… Continue reading “New ISD Study – Networked hate: White Supremacist activity on Telegram”

The Brazilian Right’s Fight Against Its Leftist Boogeyman

Despite the Brazilian right’s attempts to distort his legacy, Paulo Freire’s life and work continue to inspire those who believe that education is the key to fighting oppression. The late Brazilian educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a prominent figure in the 20th-century critical pedagogy movement and the celebrated author of the ground-breaking 1968 text, “Pedagogy of… Continue reading “The Brazilian Right’s Fight Against Its Leftist Boogeyman”

CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems

Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee     In the third CARR Research Insight, Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee explore historical and contemporary forms of eco-fascism.   Abstract: The white-supremacist Christchurch and El Paso shooter who he influenced both promoted ecological and anti-imperialist tropes… Continue reading “CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems”

“The media censorship”, free speech and the radical right: The case of Spain’s VOX party

Introduction The word “infodemic” was coined by the Word Health Organization (WHO) to describe the excess of information, usually false, on a particular problem, used to hinder the process of finding a solution. Even though not a recent phenomenon, in the unprecedented period that the world has been living in the last few months, the… Continue reading ““The media censorship”, free speech and the radical right: The case of Spain’s VOX party”

Ideological Ambiguity, Issue Blurring & Party Dissent: The Electoral Decline of the Populist Italian Five Star Movement

James F. Downes and Nicola Palma argue that Italian Five Star Movement’s (M5S) future as a governing party is uncertain. Drawing on data from the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (2014, 2017 and 2019 waves), they argue that M5S’s recent electoral decline post–2018 can be explained by a combination of factors, namely: (a) M5S’s ‘ideologically ambiguous’… Continue reading “Ideological Ambiguity, Issue Blurring & Party Dissent: The Electoral Decline of the Populist Italian Five Star Movement”

Can the Radical Right’s Reductionist Narrative Withstand Real-World Complexity?

The radical right indulges in the erasure from its narrative of inconvenient or unwelcome facts from the accepted knowledge base of history and science. There is a general recognition that major problems and issues of our world — including understanding them and their causes and proposing remedies and coping strategies — are rarely simple in… Continue reading “Can the Radical Right’s Reductionist Narrative Withstand Real-World Complexity?”

“William the Conquered 2066”: The English The Turner Diaries?

Introduction Beginning in the mid-1970s, The Turner Diaries was released in sequential instalments of the white supremacist magazine Attack!. Written by William Luther Pierce, founder of National Alliance, under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald, The Turner Diaries is a dystopian novel dubbed by the FBI as “the bible of the racist right”. It is considered to… Continue reading ““William the Conquered 2066”: The English The Turner Diaries?”