Failed führers : a history of Britain's extreme right / Graham Macklin.

Macklin, Graham [Browse]
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
  • ©2020
xii, 580 pages : illustrations 25 cm.


Routledge studies in fascism and the far right [More in this series]
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"This book provides a comprehensive history of the ideas and ideologues associated with the racial fascist tradition in Britain. It charts the evolution of the British extreme right from its post-war genesis after 1918 to its present-day incarnations, and details the ideological and strategic evolution of British fascism through the prism of its principal leaders and the movements with which they were associated. Taking a collective biographical approach, the book focuses on the political careers of six principal ideologues and leaders, Arnold Leese (1878-1956); Sir Oswald Mosley (1896-1980); A. K. Chesterton (1899-1973); Colin Jordan (1923-2009); John Tyndall (1934-2005); and Nick Griffin (1959 -), in order to study the evolution of the racial ideology of British Fascism, from overtly biological conceptions of 'white supremacy' through 'racial nationalism' and latterly to 'cultural' arguments regarding 'ethno-nationalism'. Drawing on extensive archival research and often obscure primary texts and propaganda as well as the official records of the British government and its security services, this is the definitive historical account of Britain's extreme right and will be essential reading for all students and scholars of race relations, extremism and fascism."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Arnold Leese: The 'Anti-Jewish' Camel Doctor
  • Sir Oswald Mosley: From 'Britain First' to 'Europe-a-Nation'
  • A. K. Chesterton: From 'Fascist revolutionary' to 'Jew-wise' conspiracy theorist
  • Colin Jordan: Dreaming of the Nazi 'Vanguard'
  • John Tyndall: In pursuit of the 'Anglo-Saxon Reich'
  • Nick Griffin: From the 'Third Position' to anti-Muslim 'populism'... and back again.
Other title(s)
History of Britain's extreme right /
  • 9780415627290 (hardcover)
  • 041562729X (hardcover)
  • 9780415627306 (paperback)
  • 0415627303 (paperback)
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