Reactionary Democracies: an Interview with Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter

Aurelien Mondon (Performer), Aaron Winter (Performer)

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Abstract

HOPE not hate's Joe Mulhall spoke with the authors of Reactionary Democracies. Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter's new book which challenges the idea that liberal democracy provides a consistent bulwark against racism. Arguing that popular notions of 'the people' justify the exclusion of others and the normalisation of racist ideas, the authors point to mainstream racism, islamophobia and anti-migrant sentiment coming from across the spectrum of mainstream politics as examples of how the threat is not just on the fringe, but often within the mainstream.

Aurelien and Aaron's ideas present a timely challenge to antifascists today.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHope not Hate
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Far right
  • Racism
  • Populism
  • Reactionary

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