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Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Mark Sedgwick


The resurgence of the radical Right in America and Europe has drawn attention to the existence of political philosophers and writers whose names are only sometimes familiar and whose thought is generally unknown. It even comes as a surprise to some that the radical Right actually has a political philosophy, other than that of Nazism or of Mussolini’s Fascism, both of which in fact remain discredited and marginal. Instead, the resurgent Right draws on well-known thinkers like Nietzsche and Hegel, on less-known thinkers like Oswald Spengler and Julius Evola, and on the relatively obscure writing ... More

Keywords: Right, Extreme Right, radical Right, New Right, Nouvelle Droite, Conservative Revolution, ideology, fascism

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190877583
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190877583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Sedgwick, editor
Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, Aarhus University

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