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The Dark Money That Fuels Radical Right Ideology

Behind the radical right political and media machine is a vast interconnected network of financiers who collaborate to push their democracy-eroding agendas. Financial support for political parties and interests within democracies is not of itself unlawful, and indeed is commonplace across the political spectrum. However, given the radical-right’s objectives and policies that are harmful to… Continue reading “The Dark Money That Fuels Radical Right Ideology”

ANTI-GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGY IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

Throughout ideological contradictions and changing perception of events on the ground, the Oath Keepers’ messaging remained consistent around one key element: the existence of a deep-state plot against US President Trump. By mid-April 2020, protests against government-imposed lockdowns began springing up across the United States. At their center was a pronounced distrust of the government… Continue reading “ANTI-GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGY IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19”

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 COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left Part 3: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum

Part 1 of this series outlined the key concepts and context surrounding red-brownism and looked at some examples of its right-leaning incantations. Part 2 dove into the chaotic world of pure red-brownism. Part 3 of this series further looks at the methods and effectiveness of the red-brown and fascistic media ecosystem in infiltrating leftist spheres… Continue reading “How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left Part 3: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum”

‘Press the Reset Button:’ Right-Wing Extremism in Germany’s Military

The Scandal In June 2020, German newspapers first reported a disturbing – but perhaps unsurprising – scandal involving special forces of the German Federal Army (Bundeswehr), the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK). A young officer of the KSK had written a letter to the German Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer (CDU), outlining what he chastised as… Continue reading “‘Press the Reset Button:’ Right-Wing Extremism in Germany’s Military”

Revisiting the Authoritarian Personality: Pseudoconservatism and QAnon

In his latest piece on Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality, CARR Doctoral Fellow, Andrew Woods, unpacks Adorno’s definition of pseudoconservatism and determines whether we can use this concept to understand those who follow QAnon. Introduction  The authors of the famous 1950 study The Authoritarian Personality (AP)—Theodor Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford—hypothesize that it is… Continue reading “Revisiting the Authoritarian Personality: Pseudoconservatism and QAnon”