by Joe Mulhall - £14.99 Icon Books Ltd (2021)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781785787515 | ISBN 10: 1785787519
Joe Mulhall knows what it's like to stare fascism in the face.
For a decade, often undercover at significant personal risk, he has investigated hate groups. He infiltrated a US white supremacist militia, set up a fake Ku Klux Klan branch, has been on countless street marches with violent far-right groups across Europe, and got inside some of the most important 'alt-right' meetings ever held.
Brazil, India and the US are still in thrall to authoritarian populism, and far-right views have become steadily normalised in mainstream politics. Mulhall's dramatic experiences on the front line of anti-fascist activism, coupled with his academic research, clearly explain the roots of both elected and non-elected far-right movements across the globe.
Above all, he concludes, the far right should not be dehumanised - they are normal people, but with dangerous beliefs that can be defeated.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2021)