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Volker Weiß
Die autoritäre Revolte. Die NEUE RECHTE und der Untergang des Abendlandes

© Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart, 2017 Volker Weiß: Die autoritäre Revolte. Die NEUE RECHTE und der Untergang des Abendlandes © Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart, 2017This is a book that is as trailblazing as it is enlightening. It leads right to the heart of the current debates, but cannot be reduced to day-to-day politics. It deals with history, without degrading it to being merely the run-up to the present. It shows developments, without positing them as simple causal connections.
The subject is the new right. Its thinking and approach are presented, but without ideological foaming at the mouth. The book aims to enlighten in the best sense of the word; while specifying strategies and protagonists, it was not written on behalf of a party political agenda, but with the aim of making the policies of this new right transparent and comprehensible. The statement is therefore made at the end of the book that the new right has devoted itself to “hostility to humanist universalism” – that is what the new right’s actions imply. Yet it is easier to understand its political thrust if one is aware of the historical and political background. That enables one to be more precise in criticising it.
That is what historian and publicist Volker Weiß does. He leaves no doubt about the fact that the new right is not to be understood as a harmless political fringe phenomenon, but an attempt to abolish democracy itself. Anyone who has read this book will therefore no longer allow themselves any naivety in dealing with the new right.

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Volker Weiß
Die autoritäre Revolte. Die NEUE RECHTE und der Untergang des Abendlandes
Klett-Cotta Verlag, Stuttgart, 2017
ISBN 9783608949070
304 pages


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