“If you don’t want to talk about capitalism, then you had better keep quiet about fascism.” So reads the famous 1939 quote from Max Horkheimer. Yet it is striking how much scholarship on the contemporary Far Right ignores this dictum. In my talk, I’ll describe the ways that goldbug ideology, scientific racism, and predictions of imminent apocalypse have been intertwined in prominent strains of Far Right ideology in Western Europe and North America from the 1970s to the present. To understand the imaginary of the Far Right, it helps to understand it as a system of investments for survival.
Lecture by Hooker Distinguished Visiting Scholar,
Dr. Quinn Slobodian , Associate Professor,
Department of History, Wellesley College
- Research Institutes
- LR Wilson Institute for Canadian History