The far right is not a monolithic project; it is, rather, a movement of movements around the globe that have grown out of the failures of capitalism as a social order and that are fueled by human society’s darkest tendencies (racism, misogyny, xenophobia, greed, domination, etc.). What are these different movements that make up what we call the far right today? What vision of social order are they fighting to impose? What does it mean for all of us that the heterogenous tendencies and motivations of the far right are converging into a powerful coalition that is willing to resort to political violence to achieve its collective ends? And how do we fight back?
In this special series of The Marc Steiner Show, co-hosted by Marc Steiner and Bill Fletcher Jr., we will examine the rise of the right in the US and beyond, we will explore the different tendencies and motivations fueling today’s surge in far-right politics, and we will engage with a range of critical voices who can help us understand how we got here and what we can do about it.
We are seeing the rise of a global right-wing force decades in the making
Jan. 6 was not an isolated aberration. Around the globe, far-right movements are aligning with each other to enforce a new social order and we are, frankly, not prepared.
The future the far right wants should scare us all
The far right is not one entity with one goal; it encompasses a range of political groups with different visions for society. But these varied forces are coalescing into a dangerous coalition.
How fear of ‘white replacement’ drives the far right’s darkest tendencies
We continue our special series on the rise of the global far right by examining the motivating reactionary fear of white replacement and the commitment to violent minority rule.
Why the far right is so obsessed with gender politics
Misogyny and a commitment to re-establishing male supremacy are two alarmingly consistent features defining far-right movements around the globe. Why?
The rise of the far right is a global phenomenon
From India, Brazil, and the Philippines, to Hungary and the US, the growing powers of the far right are taking different forms, but they have shared roots and dangerous commonalities.
How do we defeat the far right?
The far right around the globe is organized and well funded. In the final installment of “Rise of the Right,” we discuss how to mobilize against and defeat it.
The far right is rising. Don’t let them win
To defeat the far right today, we have to face it head on—and we have to study how people succeeded and failed to do so in the past.
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Pre-Production: Dwayne Gladden, Stephen Frank, Kayla Rivara, Maximillian Alvarez, Jocelyn Dombroski
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Post-Production: Stephen Frank