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The New Authoritarians with David Renton
18 June 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bristol West CLP and Momentum Bristol together with Bristol Transformed and Labour Against Racism and Fascism are proud to welcome renowned historian, barrister and anti-fascist activist David Renton to Bristol to discuss his latest book The New Authoritarians; Convergence On The Right (Pluto Press / Haymarket Books).
All across the world, right-wing politics is shifting, with conservative and hard-right proponents allying. From Donald Trump to Marine Le Pen, these figureheads agree on issues that would have been considered extreme to previous generations, causing many to label them as fascists.
But is this too simplistic? If they are not fascists, what are their politics?
In The New Authoritarians, David Renton approaches the problem from a new perspective. He identifies an emergent and deeply troubling form of right-wing radicalism, at once more moderate than classical fascism in its political strategy, yet indulgent of the racism of its most extreme components. In country after country, under the clouds of economic austerity and post-9/11 Islamophobia, the right is converging and strengthening. To understand why is the first step to stopping them.
‘Renton is a stalwart of the anti-racist movement and his book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the changing nature of the right’ Sasha Das Gupta, Momentum Organiser
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