The Beast Reawakens: Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Games and Right-Wing Extremists

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Overview

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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New York Times Book Review
A vivid survey of fascist resurgence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415925464
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin A. Lee is the co-author, with Norman Soloman, of Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias In News Media and the author of Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion. Interviewed as an expert on terrorism, espionage, and media issues, Lee has been a guest on CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's International Hour, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR's Fresh Air. His articles have been published in numerous outlets including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Miami Herald, The Nation, Village Voice, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Mother Jones, and Spin.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Preface xv
Introduction 3
Part 1 A Surfeit of Spies
Chapter 1 Shifting Alliances 15
Scarface 15
Endgames 18
A Critical Hiatus 27
Gehlen's Gambit 33
The U.S. Army's ODESSA File 39
Chapter 2 The Seesaw Strategy 46
Hitler's Bodyguard 46
Restoration 52
Exile in Madrid 58
Playing the Eastern Card 63
The Spook Who Never Returned 71
Golden Handcuffs 77
Chapter 3 Neo-Nazi Diaspora 85
Wotan at the Funny Farm 85
The Man with Many Aliases 91
European Liberation Front 97
Rumblings from Prague 103
The Flying Ace 109
Part 2 Political Soldiers
Chapter 4 The Swastika and the Crescent 121
Coup d'Etat in Cairo 121
A Mecca for Fascists 126
Double-Agent Intrigue 131
The Wrath of the Red Hand 139
Trials and Tribulations 147
Chapter 5 Nostalgics and Revisionists 155
Cult of the Inquisitor 155
White Power Politics 160
The China Option 168
Flirting with the Left 177
Twilight of the Idols 183
Chapter 6 A Gathering Storm 191
Breaking a Taboo 191
Armies of the Right 199
New Right with an Old Twist 208
Browns and Greens 214
The Politics of Denial 222
Before the Deluge 231
Part 3 Post-Cold War Fascism
Chapter 7 Germany Reunited 237
Catharsis 237
Paramilitaries and Poison Gas 245
Groomed to Be Fuhrer 251
Cadre Building 258
The Deutsche Mob 264
Capitulation 272
Chapter 8 Shadow Over the East 282
"Prussia Lives!" 282
Territorial Imperative 290
The Balkan Furnace 296
Courting Mother Russia 304
Here Come the National Bolsheviks 311
Dreaming of a New Rapallo 323
Chapter 9 From the Margins to the Mainstream 331
Playing with Fire 331
Aryan Machinations 337
The Road to Oklahoma City 345
Onward Christian Patriots 355
Pity the Poor Immigrant 364
Fifty Years After 374
Conclusion 385
Notes 395
Bibliography 497
Index 527
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