Rethinking the French New Right: Alternatives to Modernity by Tamir Bar-On

By Tamir Bar-On

This publication makes a speciality of the philosophy, politics and influence of the 'New correct' which originated in France and has on account that inspired activism, ideology and coverage in a couple of ecu nations.

This publication explores the concept revolutionaries don't inevitably have to come from the left, nor use fingers with a view to overturn liberal democracy. within the post-World warfare period, the extremists of the innovative correct took 3 assorted paths: 1) parliamentary; 2) extra-parliamentary; and three) metapolitical. the recent correct (nouvelle droite – ND in France) took the metapolitical course, yet that didn't suggest it deserted its progressive wish to break liberal democracy all through Europe.

The book examines 4 interpretations of the recent correct. those interpretations comprise the subsequent: 1) the recent correct as a fascist or quasi-fascist circulation; 2) the recent correct as a problem to the normal right-left dichotomy, which has established ecu political debates for greater than two hundred years; three) the hot correct as an alternative modernist movement, which rejects liberal and socialist narratives of modernity; accepts the technical yet now not political or cultural results of modernity; and longs for a pan-European political framework abolishing liberal multiculturalism and privileging ethnic dominance of so-called unique Europeans; and four) the recent correct as a variation of political faith and conversionary strategies. The ebook concludes through analysing the positions, cultural and political impression, and courting to democracy of the hot Right.

This paintings might be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of racism, fascism, extremism, ecu politics, French politics and modern political theory.

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