Tag: Steve Bannon

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”

The Evolution of the Radical Right: An Interview with Matthew Feldman

Matthew Feldman, a specialist on fascist ideology, looks at how the radical right has changed over time. Q. As someone who has examined the history of radical right movements, how similar is the current political environment to the situation in the 1920s and 30s?  Very dissimilar at first glance. There are few fully-fledged fascist movements today, and certainly not those capable of seizing… Continue reading “The Evolution of the Radical Right: An Interview with Matthew Feldman”

Trolling Has Been Part Of Right-Wing Movements Throughout History

In his recently published Alt-Right (London: Pluto Press, 2018) Mike Wendling provides a detailed analysis of the alt-right as it exists almost exclusively in cyberspace. The alt-right achieved prominence during the 2016 presidential election campaign thanks largely to Breitbart and its then editor Steve Bannon. Wendling calls attention to the phenomenon of ‘trolling.’  Anonymous ‘trolls’… Continue reading “Trolling Has Been Part Of Right-Wing Movements Throughout History”