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Exhibition talk: Joe Mulhall: The Rise of the Today’s Far Right
July 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Part of the Library’s Fighting Antisemitism from Dreyfus to Today exhibition events series.
In 2017 nearly two billion people lived in countries with radical or far-right governments. This included three of the five most populous countries on earth: the United States under President Donald Trump, Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro and India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Meanwhile, the radical right was and is represented in parliamentary chambers across the continent of Europe.
Simultaneously we have seen the rise of new transnational far-right movements, such as the alt-right, that have embraced the internet and rewritten the manual of far-right activism. Recent years have also seen a wave of far-right terrorism on a scale hard to imagine just a decade ago.
Even in countries like Britain, where the traditional far-right remains small, their politics have entered the mainstream.
So how did we get here?
Joe Mulhall’s dramatic experiences on the front line of anti-fascist activism, including infiltrating far-right events in both Europe and America, coupled with his academic research, will clearly explain the roots of both elected and non-elected far-right movements across the globe and seek to explain how we got here and where we could be headed.
About the speaker:
Dr Joe Mulhall is one of the UK’s leading experts on far-right extremism. Director of Research at the UK’s largest anti-fascism organisation, HOPE not hate, his books include Drums in the Distance: Journeys in the Global Far Right, British Fascism After the Holocaust and The International Alternative Right (Co- Author). He has written for The Guardian, Independent and New Statesman and appears regularly on broadcast media including the BBC News at Ten, Radio 4’s Today programme, The Moral Maze and Channel 4 News, among others.Book now
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