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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”

How Fascists Have Used Panics To Consolidate Power

Authoritarian leaders have historically fear-mongered and exploited public panics in order to exert more control over their countries. Sometimes it is okay to panic. Or at least, some situations demand radical solutions. But when you are up to your eyeballs in judgment against your neighbor for hoarding toilet paper or the government for jeopardizing your… Continue reading “How Fascists Have Used Panics To Consolidate Power”

‘Grey zones’ in music scenes – A blurred concept, or ‘the attempt to nail a jelly to the wall’

In the context of research on music and politics – especially on White Power Music – one will sooner or later come across the term “grey zone” (also: “gray zone”/ “gray area”), which is in most cases used to label bands on political fringes, predominantly on the right. But, whereas the relation of music and… Continue reading “‘Grey zones’ in music scenes – A blurred concept, or ‘the attempt to nail a jelly to the wall’”

How Radical Right Authoritarians are Targeting Western Democracy

Radical right movements around the globe contribute to the authoritarian hybrid warfare in an effort to undermine the foundations of liberal democracy. The passage of history seems to have taken an interesting trajectory. The Cold War ended almost three decades ago, anointing the United States as the world’s only remaining superpower. Yet it faced ethno-separatist… Continue reading “How Radical Right Authoritarians are Targeting Western Democracy”