Nazis, Fascists, or Neither?
|Nazis, Fascists, or Neither?|
Cover of the first English edition
|Cover artist||Alex Kurtagic|
|Publisher||The Palingenesis Project|
Nazis, Fascists, or Neither? Ideological Credentials of the British Far Right, 1987-1994 is a 150 page book written by English author, activist, musician and cultural observer Troy Southgate. The book is edited by publisher Alex Kurtagic and came out on the imprint The Palingenesis Project in 2010.
The subject of the book is the history of the political ideas and ideological changes in British nationalism in the period of 1987 to 1994, a period of time where the author himself was active as a key player in the political and intellectual milieu chronicled. The book focuses on several different groupings, yet with a main focus upon the National Front (NF) and its various offshoots, enemies and loosely affiliated individuals. Other groups mentioned are among others: National Front Support Group, Third Way, International Third Position, English Nationalist Movement and the British National Party (BNP). Southgate chronicles the organizatioral and ideological changes that occurred during this period, something that was to lay the foundations for the way ahead for various following groups.
From the back of the book
"Unlike the overwhelming majority of academic texts claiming to expose the inner make-up of the Far Right, this book deliberately ignores the emotion elicited by groups on the fringes of British politics and, instead, seeks to offer a more honest and accurate analysis. Troy Southgate, a popular writer and musician who has been involved in political activity for over twenty-five years, begins his study with a broad overview of the British Far Right between 1919 and 1986. He then charts the gradual transformation of the National Front (NF) into a hardline revolutionary movement and looks at the groups that either grew out of the NF or operated within the same time-frame. The author is convinced that the period between 1987 and 1994 was generally one of the most important in the history and development of the Far Right in Britain, not least because, while some of the organisations in existence at the time were influenced by German National-Socialism or Italian Fascism, most did not fit into the stereotypical pigeon-holes designed for them by their detractors on the liberal and Far Left. With its unique insights and surprising conclusions, this book is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the nature of racism and fascism in Britain, and finally places on record a period in British politics that has never previously been afforded a comprehensive academic treatment."
"Troy Southgate was born in Crystal Palace, South London. He holds a degree in History and Theology from the University of Kent. He has been a national revolutionary activist and writer for over twenty-five years, first in the National Front (1984-89) and then in the International Third Position, English Nationalist Movement, National Revolutionary Faction, and, more recently, with the National-Anarchist Movement. He is author of Tradition & Revolution: Collected Writings of Troy Southgate (2007/2010) and the alternative historical novel, Hitler: The Adjournment (2010). He has also been involved with many music projects, including HERR, Seelenlicht, Von Thronstahl, and Horologium. Troy is currently Editor of the [Synthesis website|rosenoire.org] (rosenoire.org), Organising Secretary of the New Right, and a long-suffering football supporter. Troy has four children, all of whom are home-educated."
- Introduction 1
- Chapter One: Hallmarks and Definitions 1
- Chapter Two: The Far Right in Britain, 1919-1986 17
- Chapter Three: National Front, 1987-1990 37
- Chapter Four: National Front Support Group, 1987-1994 57
- Chapter Five: Third Way, 1990-1994 69
- Chapter Six: International Third Position, 1989-1994 77
- Chapter Seven: English Nationalist Movement, 1992-1994 93
- Chapter Eight: British National Party, 1987-1994
- Chapter Nine: Final Thoughts 117
- Appendix: Where Are They Now? 121
- Bibliography 125
- Index 131