Far-right Politics in Europe

Far-right Politics in Europe

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In Europe today, staunchly nationalist parties such as France's National Front and the Austrian Freedom Party are identified as far-right movements, though supporters seldom embrace that label. More often, "far-right" is pejorative, used by liberals to tar these groups with the taint of fascism, Nazism, and other discredited ideologies. Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg's critical look at the far right throughout Europe--from the United Kingdom to France, Germany, Poland, Italy, and elsewhere--reveals a pre-history and politics more complex than the stereotypes suggest and warns of the challenges these movements pose to the EU's liberal-democratic order. The European far right represents a confluence of many ideologies: nationalism, socialism, anti-Semitism, authoritarianism. In the first half of the twentieth century, the radical far right achieved its apotheosis in the regimes of fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. But far-right movements have evolved significantly since 1945, as Far-Right Politics in Europe makes clear. The 1980s marked a turning point in political fortunes, as national-populist parties began winning seats in European parliaments. Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a new wave has unfurled, one that is explicitly anti-immigrant and Islamophobic in outlook. Though Europe's far-right parties differ in important respects, they are motivated by a common sense of mission: to save their homelands from the corrosive effects of multiculturalism and globalization by creating a closed-off, ethnically homogeneous society. Members of these movements are increasingly determined to gain power through legitimate electoral means. In democracies across Europe, they are succeeding.--
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780674971530
Branch Call Number: 320.53309 C159F 2017
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 23 cm
Language Note: Translated from the French


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Apr 04, 2017

Trotsky once said something along the lines that fascism is the result of the failure of the left. A most salient comment, most applicable to both America and Europe today. Offshore those jobs, bring in cheaper labor in the form of refugee flows, et cetera, et cetera, and eventually the people will push back! Don't blame the people for those greedheads who are forever purporting to be what they aren't, while serving the money masters and banker overlords so well.
[I've never cared for Trump and did not vote for him {nor for Clinton}, but the false rhetoric about all those white supremecist groups and hate groups derives from the hegemons - - as demonstrated by the two criminals who were finally identified as phoning in all those bomb threats to Jewish centers throughout America: a demented Israeli youth, and a Black-American fellow, former reporter with The Intercept - - and neither of them voted for the Trumpster either! When people seek donations to // fight hate groups \\ they are doing so on behalf of the hegemons, whether they realize it or not! It wasn't any phantom hate group who shipped the jobs offshore, or who created jobs offshore, or who insourced foreign visa replacement workers to take the place of American workers - - it was the same group who finance all these so-called pseudo-liberal/progressive scammers who want your money - - the classic OPM, or using Other People's Money to screw them!]


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