The new cold war between liberalism and white supremacy

Jean-Francois Drolet (Queen Mary) and Michael C Williams (Ottawa): Radical Conservatism and Global Order: International Theory and the New Right. Neil Levi (Drew) and Michael Rothberg (UCLA): Memory Studies in a Moment of Danger: Fascism, Postfascism, and the Contemporary Political Imaginary. Boris Bizumic (ANU) and John Duckitt (Auckland): Investigating Right Wing Authoritarianism With a Very Short Authoritarianism Scale. The on-again, off-again flirtation between Mother Russia and the deplorables of Europe: Jay Kinney reviews Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir by Anton Shekhovtsov. How horrific things come to seem normal: Coverage of Hitler’s rise gives moral lessons for our time.

Andria Timmer, Joseph Sery, Sean Thomas Connable, and Jennifer Billinson (Christopher Newport): A Tale of Two Paranoids: A Critical Analysis of the Use of the Paranoid Style and Public Secrecy by Donald Trump and Viktor Orban. Vasiliki Georgiadou (Panteion), Lamprini Rori (Exeter), and Costas Roumanias (Athens): Mapping the European Far Right in the 21st Century: A Meso-level Analysis. The assault on reason: Authoritarian tendencies know that warping the facts is only a start. Jeffrey C. Goldfarb on American behavioral fascism, anti-fascism and democracy (and more). From ADL, when women are the enemy: A report on the intersection of misogyny and white supremacy.

Gabor Halmai (EUI): How the EU Can and Should Cope with Illiberal Member States. Donald Trump is a symbol of white identity politics in Europe, too. What authoritarian voters really want: Aggression, not submission to authority, may be the psychological key to supporters of strongmen. It’s happening here and now: Jeffrey C. Isaac reviews Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism by William E. Connolly. Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: Donna Land on the rise of America’s white gangs. The federal government is being infused with white nationalist policy. Nancy LeTourneau on the question of democracy or identity. Far-right extremists are quietly murdering police officers.

Christian Fuchs (Westminster): Authoritarian Capitalism, Authoritarian Movements and Authoritarian Communication. Donald Trump is inspiring world leaders — just not the ones you’d think. “The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad”: Andrew Rawnsley interviews Madeleine Albright, author of Fascism: A Warning. Nico Hines goes inside Bannon’s plan to hijack Europe for the far-right. Steve Bannon wants to support Europe’s far-right leaders, but some of them just aren’t interested. It’s not wrong to compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust — here’s why. The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism (and more).

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Hull): Taking North American White Supremacist Groups Seriously: The Scope and the Challenge of Hate Speech on the Internet. Trump’s “populism” is just a search for scapegoats. Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s. Fear and loathing in Cascadia: The bioregion at the intersection of liberal hipsterdom and white nationalism. Trump against the liberal tide: The president is pushing ever more aggressively to bring America’s emancipation project to a halt, but it won’t be easy. Israel picks identity over democracy — more nations may follow. David Atkins on Putin, Trump, and the new cold war between liberalism and white supremacy.

Richard C. Fording (Alabama) and Sanford F. Schram (Hunter): Why Trump Won: Outgroup Hostility as the New Ethnocentrism. Anders Widfeldt on the growth of the radical right in Nordic countries: Observations from the past 20 years. Meet the favorite philosophers of young white supremacists: Casey Michel reviews Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner. We can probably go ahead and start calling fascists fascists now. Annie Kelly on the housewives of white supremacy. The Crazy Wall has always annoyed me as a lazy bit of writing — naturally, now I’m working on a Crazy Wall of the Alt Right.

Cinzia Arruzza (New School): From Democracy to Tyranny: Plato, Trump, and the Misuses of a Philosophical Trope. How Hungary explains Europe’s retreat from democracy. The “strongmen era” is here — here’s what it means for you. Virginia Dare and the myth of American whiteness: Andrew Lawler on how a child born more than 400 years ago became a symbol of white nationalism. Friends who host benefits: Ben Davis on Donald Trump and the rise of the Art-Right. It is happening here, Trump is already early-stage Mussolini. Charles Edel on Karl Popper, the writer who warned against rising authoritarianism — and his advice on resisting it.

League of the South reaches out to “Russian friends”. Steve King is a white supremacist, and the GOP doesn’t care. Ismail Muhammad on white supremacy and the dangerous discourse of liberal tolerance. Trial runs for fascism are in full flow. Michael Sandel on populism, Trump, and the future of democracy.