Right Wing Resurgence

Author: Daryl Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442218967
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In Right-Wing Resurgence, author Daryl Johnson offers a detailed account of the growth of right wing extremism and militias in the United States and the increasing threat they pose. He presents a comprehensive account of a growing security concern at a time when this threat is only beginning to be realized, and is still largely ignored by many.

The Resurgence of Right Wing Radicalism in Germany

Author: Ulrich Wank
Publisher: Humanity Books
ISBN: 9781573924900
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Rightist assaults on democracy have a long and malignant tradition in Germany. Recently, with the rise of neo-Nazi groups and the reemergence of xenophobia leading to attacks on immigrants, the problem once again assumes compelling topicality. Is the new right-wing radicalism the same as the old? This series of essays examines the question. It looks at both the history and the current status of right-wing radicalism in Germany. The collection starts with an examination of anti-Semitism as a constant of German politics and traces anti-Jewish attitudes throughout German intellectual history. Then come accounts of the rise of the Nazis after World War I and the cross-connections of the party to Munich's high society as well as its achievement of shaping an ideology that fascinated the middle class. The historical section closes with an examination of the Nazi success in eliminating the first German democracy and establishing a dictatorship. The book looks at recent events by tracing the threat posed to the second democracy in the 1960s (seen as German susceptibility to antidemocratic and totalitarian ideas) and then by discussing current right-wing radicalism in a unified Germany as a product of postwar modernism. The final essay closes the circle by comparing present-day xenophobia with Germany's historical hostility toward Jews.

Right Wing Terrorism in the 21st Century

Author: Daniel Koehler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317301056
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This book is the first comprehensive academic study of German right-wing terrorism since the early 1960s available in the English language. It offers a unique in-depth analysis of German violent, extremist right-wing movements, terrorist events, groups, networks and individuals. In addition, the book discusses the so-called ‘National Socialist Underground’ (NSU) terror cell, which was uncovered in late 2011 by the authorities. The NSU had been active for over a decade and had killed at least ten people, as well as executing numerous bombings and bank robberies. With an examination of the group’s support network and the reasons behind the failure of the German authorities, this book sheds light on right-wing terrorist group structures, tactics and target groups in Germany. The book also contains a complete list of all the German right-wing terrorist groups and incidents since the Second World War. Based on the most detailed dataset of right-wing terrorism in Germany, this book offers highly valuable insights into this specific form of political violence and terrorism, which has been widely neglected in international terrorism research.

The Beast Reawakens

Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135281319
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Resurgence of the Radical Right in France

Author: Gabriel Goodliffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107006708
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Recounts the resurgence of significant political movements of the Radical Right in France since the end of the nineteenth century.

Search for the American Right Wing

Author: William B. Hixson Jr.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140087274X
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This book is a creative synthesis of the published scholarly research on the contemporary American right wing from the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy to the election of Ronald Reagan as President. Unlike most other syntheses, it directly engages that research by critically analyzing the major explanations emerging from it. Emphasizing neither the lives and backgrounds of the scholars that he discusses nor paradigms within the social sciences as a whole, William Hixson focuses on the way the concepts of individual researchers have interacted with accumulating evidence on the American right, and how this evidence has led to new and more comprehensive theories. Hixson first summarizes and evaluates the research on the major developments analyzed by scholars—the social sources of "McCarthyism," the "radical right" of the early 1960s, George Wallace's constituency in his Presidential campaigns, and the emerging "new right" of the late 1970s. He then compares the interpretations of the two most influential students of the right wing, Seymour Martin Lipset and Michael Paul Rogin. Finally, he offers his own explanations, suggesting that the right wing is both a mass and elite phenomenon, that its durability comes from its appeal to the upwardly mobile, especially in economically expanding regions, and that far from being either "traditionalist" or reactive, it represents a proactive defense of values associated with late nineteenth-century "modernization." Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Right Wing Radicalism Today

Author: Sabine von Mering
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134121385
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This book highlights recent developments in the radical right providing comparative analysis of current extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals the growing amount of connections and continuities of rightwing movements and ideologies across national borders. Subjects covered include: Who joins radical right parties and why? Recent developments in parties in Eastern & Western Europe The transatlantic cross-fertilisation of ideological perspectives How the US extreme-right has changed since the emergence of the Tea Party movement This will be essential reading for all students and scholars within an interest in the contemporary radical right and extremism.

Capitalism Hits the Fan

Author: Richard D. Wolff
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 1623710014
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A breathtakingly clear analysis that breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis “With unerring coherence and unequaled breadth of knowledge, Rick Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstream economists and pundits. It would be difficult to come away from this… with anything but an acute appreciation of what is needed to get us out of this mess.” —Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, City University of New York Capitalism Hits the Fan chronicles one economist’s growing alarm and insights as he watched, from 2005 onwards, the economic crisis build, burst, and then change the world. The argument here differs sharply from most other explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. Step by step, Professor Wolff shows that deep economic structures—the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income—account for the crisis. The great change in the US economy since the 1970s, as employers stopped the historic rise in US workers’ real wages, set in motion the events that eventually broke the world economy. The crisis resulted from the post-1970s profit explosion, the debt-driven finance-industry expansion, and the sequential stock market and real estate booms and busts. Bailout interventions by the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have thrown too little money too late at a problem that requires more than money to solve. As this book shows, we must now ask basic questions about capitalism as a system that has now convulsed the world economy into two great depressions in 75 years (and countless lesser crises, recession, and cycles in between). The book’s essays engage the long-overdue public discussion about capitalism as a system and about the basic structural changes needed not only to fix today’s broken economy but to prevent future crises. Richard Wolff has been a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 1981. He has been a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs, at the New School in New York since 2007. Wolff’s major recent interests and publications include studies of US economic history to ascertain the basic structural causes of the current economic crisis and the examination of how alternative economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) understand and respond to the crisis in very different ways. His past work involves application of advanced class analysis to contemporary global capitalism. He has written, co-authored, and co-edited many books and dozens of scholarly and popular journal articles. His recent analyses of current economic events appear regularly in the webzine of the Monthly Review. In 2009, Capitalism Hits the Fan, the documentary on the current economic crisis, was released by Media Education Foundation (www.mediaed.org). Visit http://www.rdwolff.com for more information. Abridged Table of Contents: Introduction Part I: Roots of a System’s Crisis Part II: The Economics of Crisis 1 Capitalism as a Crisis-Prone System 2 The Role of Economic Theory 3 Markets and Efficiency 4 Wages, Productivity, and Exploitation 5 Housing and Debt 6 Government Intervention in the Economy 7 International Dimensions of the Crisis Part III: Politics of the Crisis 1 Reforms and Regulations as Crisis Solutions 2 Debates over “Socialist” Solutions 3 Anti-Capitalist Politics Index

Mobilizing Resentment

Author: Jean Hardisty
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780807043172
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Conservative Resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers Foreword by Wilma Mankiller "A personal, historical, and well-researched tour through the parallel universe of right-wing America."* In this provocative book, Jean Hardisty details the formation of right-wing movements in opposition to the struggle for expansion of rights for women, people of color, and lesbians and gays. Her own experiences spanning three decades as both an activist and observer undergird her analysis in riveting ways. We see her in a stadium filled with Promise Keepers, watching thousands of men pledge in unison to take control of their families, with a mixture of awe, fear, and a lucid understanding of what draws people to such charismatic events. "If you have time for only one book about the ultra-conservative resurgence, this is it."—*Gloria Steinem "A thoughtful and provocative look at the right wing in the United States, replacing simple condemnation with sober analysis. It raises the troubling question: what can we learn from people we fear."—Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States "Mobilizing Resentment provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in how to refocus the energy and idealism of the progressive movement on the building of institutions that are relevant to the lives of most Americans."—Wilma Mankiller, from the Foreword