Italy’s election shows European populism isn’t dead yet. The Italian implosion: Italy’s old guard is finished — but it’s not clear yet what the new guard is. Geraldina Colotti interviews Viola Carofalo and Giuliano Granato of Potere al Popolo on the current political moment in Italy. The French origins of “You Will Not Replace Us”: Thomas Chatterton Williams on the European thinkers behind the white-nationalist rallying cry. J. Lester Feder and Pierre Buet on Alain de Benoist, the man who gave white nationalism a new life. Solecism or Barbarism: Karl Ekeman on the Swedish nationalist milieu and a cultural struggle from the Right (and part 2).

Sebastian Stier, Lisa Posch, Arnim Bleier, and Markus Strohmaier (GESIS): When Populists Become Popular: Comparing Facebook Use by the Right-wing Movement Pegida and German Political Parties. Carsten Schwemmer (Bamberg): Social Media Strategies of Right-Wing Movements: The Radicalization of Pegida. It’s the Kultur, stupid: Timothy Garton Ash reviews Angst for Germany: The Truth about the AfD: Where It Comes from, Who Leads It, Where It Is Headed by Melanie Amann and The End of Germany by Rolf Peter Sieferle. How (not) to react to the far Right in Germany: Philipp Nielsen on the attempt to respond to the rise of the AfD Party. The introduction to The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany by Cynthia Miller-Idriss.

Dawid Bunikowski (Eastern Finland): The Crisis in Poland, Schmittian Questions, and Kaczynski’s Political and Legal Philosophy. Wojciech Sadurski (Sydney): How Democracy Dies (in Poland): A Case Study of Anti-Constitutional Populist Backsliding. The rule of law on the peripheries of Europe: Ewa Letowska on Poland’s transformation 1988-2016. Poland’s nationalism threatens Europe’s values, and cohesion. R. Daniel Kelemen on Europe’s authoritarian equilibrium. Marc Santora on the roots of Poland’s defiance of the European Union. Hungary and Poland aren’t democratic — they’re authoritarian. As west fears the rise of autocrats, Hungary shows what’s possible. Meet white nationalism’s newest hero: Viktor Orban, The destruction of history: Hungary’s right-wing government is attempting to destroy the Georg Lukacs’s archive — and his legacy.

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