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Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right

The proclaimed triumph of liberal democratic ideals failed to eradicate ethnic and religious divisions. Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the triumph of liberal democracy in his 1992 seminal classic, “The End of History and the Last Man.” He argued that the legitimacy of liberal democracy had become unrivalled after defeating oppressive political ideologies such as fascism and… Continue reading “Aleksandr Dugin’s Ideology Echoes Through the Alt-Right”

On the Ideology and Strategy of the New Right

The political goals of the New Right can largely be summarized by two central concepts: the intellectualization of right-wing extremism through the formulation of an intellectual metapolitics, and the pursuit of a (right-wing) cultural hegemony. Here, metapolitics denotes efforts to take intellectual control of public debates, shaping them on a theoretical meta-level by coining particular… Continue reading “On the Ideology and Strategy of the New Right”

The Role of Ideology in Radical Right Violence: Lessons from America

In the world of political extremism, we often make assumptions about the relationship between extreme ideology and political violence. We assume that extremist views lead to violence, and that those who commit political violence are on the farthest ends of the political spectrum. However, there is strikingly little research that empirically supports this relationship. Of… Continue reading “The Role of Ideology in Radical Right Violence: Lessons from America”

Report: “Contemporary Far-Rights. Right Radicalism in Europe: Ideology, Social Basis, Prospects”

The European International Tolerance Centre in Riga has recently published, “Contemporary Far-Rights. Right Radicalism in Europe: Ideology, Social Basis, Prospects”. The Editor in Chief and Project Head of the report is Dr. Valery Engel, Chairman of the Expert Council of the European Centre for Tolerance. Dr. Engel is also a Senior Fellow at CARR. Find the… Continue reading “Report: “Contemporary Far-Rights. Right Radicalism in Europe: Ideology, Social Basis, Prospects””

Interview: The Radical Right, Ideology and Development

An Interview with CARR Patron, Professor Cas Mudde. In CARR’s first podcast, Director Matthew Feldman speaks to Professor Cas Mudde, widely regarded as the world’s leading voice on the populist right right today. Professor Mudde has published widely on this subject, including co-authoring the Oxford Short History book, Populism (2017), while also releasing The Far-Right in America earlier this… Continue reading “Interview: The Radical Right, Ideology and Development”

The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy

More than 25 years have passed since the tragedy, yet a web of conspiracy theories that has been spun around the disaster has fueled the Swedish radical right’s imagination. On the night of September 27-28, 1994, the ferry MS Estonia, carrying 989 passengers between Tallinn and Stockholm, sank in the Baltic Sea, hit by hard weather and… Continue reading “The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy”

Ten Things I Hate About Fascism Studies

  One. Every second article written about fascism starts by complaining that there is no consensus about what fascism is, then agrees with Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism as an ideology of national regeneration before going on to prove, once again, that fascism involved an ideology of national regeneration. Two. Scholars stubbornly refuse to separate… Continue reading “Ten Things I Hate About Fascism Studies”

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

A descriptive and benign term, “family” has been turned into the primary frontier of social wars by the radical right. In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy.… Continue reading “Turning Family Into a Political Weapon”

Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?

Unlike yesterday’s fascists, today’s radical right-wing leaders propagate neither territorial expansion nor anything close to the racial laws of the 1930s. Björn Höcke is public enemy number one in present-day Germany. At least that’s what German media suggest. Höcke is a leading exponent of the “völkisch” wing of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the country’s radical right-wing populist… Continue reading “Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?”