Drums In The Distance: Journeys Into the Global Far Right (Paperback)
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Drums In The Distance: Journeys Into the Global Far Right (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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'Mulhall watches the extreme right revival from the inside - as an anti-fascist infiltrator criss-crossing the global networks of modern fascism - but he brings a deep analytical focus. By the end of it we understand one thing: the threat of a second fascist era is real.' Paul Mason, author of Postcapitalism

'An urgent missive from the global frontlines of the fight against fascism.' Nima Elbagir, CNN Senior International Correspondent

A terrifying and timely look at the spread of far-right movements across the globe

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.

'Joe has had a unique view of the far right over the past decade as it transformed from a marginal subculture into one of the defining political currents of our time. He understands how these groups think and operate, and is perfectly placed to guide readers through this disturbing but vital story.' Daniel Trilling, journalist and author of Lights In The Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe

'Few, if any, are better placed to write a book of this breadth and scale than Joe Mulhall.' Mark Townsend, Home Affairs editor of the Observer

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785787515
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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'Mulhall watches the extreme right revival from the inside - as an anti-fascist infiltrator criss-crossing the global networks of modern fascism - but he brings a deep analytical focus. By the end of it we understand one thing: the threat of a second fascist era is real.' * Paul Mason, author of Postcapitalism *
Few, if any, are better placed to write a book of this breadth and scale than Joe Mulhall. Not only increasingly pertinent, the global far right needs to be understood on all levels if it is to be tamed. Many, me included, would enthusiastically embrace such a book.' * Mark Townsend, Observer Home Affairs Editor and author of No Return: The True Story of How Martyrs are Made *
'Joe has had a unique view of the far right over the past decade as it transformed from a marginal subculture into one of the defining political currents of our time. He understands how these groups think and operate, and is perfectly placed to guide readers through this disturbing but vital story.' * Daniel Trilling, author of Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain's Far Right *
'An urgent missive from the global frontlines of the fight against fascism.' * Nima Elbagir, CNN Senior International Correspondent *

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