In this approachable introductory guide, Alan Sykes examines the troublesome history of the Radical Right and its critique of British liberal politics. Sykes traces the development of Radical Right ideas from their origins in the Edwardian fears of imperial disintegration and racial decadence that gave rise to Social Imperialism, to the contemporary achievements of the modernized BNP.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations Used in the Text.- Introduction: Some Pointers Towards a Definition.- Social Imperialism and Racial Regeneration.- Patriotic Labour and International Conspiracies.- Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism.- Alternative Economics and Peace-Loving Patriots.- The Union Movement and the National Front.- Warrior Saints and Men in Suits.- Conclusion: Past Failures and Future Prospects.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.
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'Alan Sykes has produced a thoughtful and well-structured work, which manages to analyse a complex subject with clarity and a sure understanding of the intellectual debate...One theme that recurs throughout the book is the continuing ability of the radical right to adapt to and manipulate public grievances, which were seen as being ignored by the mainstream parties. In the troubled post-9/11 world such a book deserves a wide readership both within and, more especially, outside the academy.' - David Thackeray, Reviews in History