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Rebuilding the Republic: "Is White Nationalism Becoming Mainstream?"

“To a good extent, this is old wine in new bottles, and some of those new bottles are social media platforms and different types of networking.”

—Alexandra Minna Stern


“[N]o western democracy is naturally immune to the far-right.

— Cas Mudde

Alexandra Stern, a recognized authority on the history of eugenics, is the author of Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination (2019), an examination of the alt-right’s alarming successes in selling fantasies of white supremacy to the American mainstream. “[T]he definitive guide to alt-right ideas today. Stern brilliantly documents how a younger generation of activists are repackaging the Far Right, [and] waging a battle for cultural dominance.” –sociologist Arlene Stein


Cas Mudde, Dutch expert on the rise of far-right political movements around the globe, is the author of The Far Right Today (2019), a concise overview of far-right politics in the U.S., India, Brazil and across the European continent. Elif Shafak called it, “Powerful, timely, important. A much-needed analysis.” The Washington Post reviewer said, “Cas Mudde is one of the most clear-eyed, trenchant analysts of politics in the West.” Interesting to note, Mudde’s brother is the former far-right political leader and “fascist rock” musician Tim Mudde of the Netherlands.


Buy these books from the local, independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

Alexandra Stern's Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: https://www.bhny.com/book/9780807028377

Cas Mudde's The Far Right Today: https://www.bhny.com/book/9781509536849



Links of interest

http://www.minnastern.com/

https://twitter.com/CasMudde | https://spia.uga.edu/faculty-member/cas-mudde/