Fascists among us : online hate and the Christchurch massacre

Fascists among us : online hate and the Christchurch massacre
Sparrow, Jeff, 1965-
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  • Published: 2019
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The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The murders were not random. They expressed a particular ideology, one that the alleged perpetrator described as 'fascism'. But what does fascism mean today - and what kind of threat does it pose? Jeff Sparrow traces the history of the far right, showing how fascists have adapted to the new politics of the twenty-first century. He argues that the mosque killer represents a frightening new phenomenon - decentralised right-wing terrorism that recruits by committing atrocities, feeding on itself and spreading from country to country. Burgeoning in dark places online, contemporary fascism exults in violence and picks its targets strategically. Today, it is Muslims; tomorrow, it will be Jews or gays or Asians. Even the widespread despair generated by climate change is being harvested to weaponise young men with the politics of hate. With imitative massacres already occurring around the world, Christchurch must be a wake-up call. This book makes a compelling, urgent case for a new response to an old menace.

Related Subjects

Fascism--History--21st century.
Right-wing extremists--History--21st century.
Online hate speech.

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ISBN:

9781925849677 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Sparrow, Jeff, 1965-

Title:

Fascists among us : online hate and the Christchurch massacre / Jeff Sparrow.

Publication Info:

Carlton North, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

160 pages ; 20 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Fascism--History--21st century.

Subject term:

Right-wing extremists--History--21st century.

Subject term:

Online hate speech.

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