Special Meeting April 10: David Renton on Countering the New Far Right

David Renton is a socialist, author and anti-fascist activist in Britain. His new book "The New Authoritarians" looks at the rise of right-wing politics across the globe.

In this special meeting, David will speak on his new book and on the prospects for anti-racist politics countering the resurgent right today.

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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ground Floor, ClockTower Building, University of Auckland

Hosted by International Socialist Organisation, NZ


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