Hate-baiting: The radical right and “fifth column discourse”

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621326
Title:
Hate-baiting: The radical right and “fifth column discourse”
Authors:
Feldman, M. (Matthew)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts
Citation:
Feldman, M. (2015) ‘Hate-baiting: The radical right and “fifth column discourse” in European and American democracies today’, The Journal of Political Criminology 1/1
Journal:
The Journal of Political Criminology
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621326
Additional Links:
http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/JPolCrim/article/view/343/141
Abstract:
Modern politics relies enormously upon shaping ‘the message’ toward targeted constituencies. Whether it’s Labour’s ‘Controls on Immigration’ or the Tories’ ‘blue-collar cabinet’ on either side of the recent 2015 General Election in Britain, reaching beyond a core ‘base’ of activists is now widely recognised as a key ingredient to political success. Whilst being ‘on message’ can be seen to be problematic for all political movements and organisations, it has special challenges for radical right movements. This short article presents a survey of some of the issues at play in terms of the post-war radical right, before focussing on two ‘doublespeak’ tactics – namely ‘metonymy’ and ‘inversion’ – as they are exemplified in the LaRouche organisation, deriving its name from the American political activist Lyndon LaRouche. There are a number of aspects are touched upon in this context, although discussion will be largely placed upon ‘coded’ anti-Semitic rhetoric since 1945, as well as postwar denial of the Holocaust. This overview argues, above all, that the variegated forces of ethno-nationalism have found novel and innovative ways to adapt in, and to, the 21st century. Indeed, the modes of expression employed in the process of re-framing radical right politics – often leading to the development of public messages that differ markedly to ‘backstage’ ideas – is an increasingly important area for scholarly enquiry.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Rights:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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dc.contributor.authorFeldman, M. (Matthew)en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T15:25:04Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-21T15:25:04Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621326-
dc.description.abstractModern politics relies enormously upon shaping ‘the message’ toward targeted constituencies. Whether it’s Labour’s ‘Controls on Immigration’ or the Tories’ ‘blue-collar cabinet’ on either side of the recent 2015 General Election in Britain, reaching beyond a core ‘base’ of activists is now widely recognised as a key ingredient to political success. Whilst being ‘on message’ can be seen to be problematic for all political movements and organisations, it has special challenges for radical right movements. This short article presents a survey of some of the issues at play in terms of the post-war radical right, before focussing on two ‘doublespeak’ tactics – namely ‘metonymy’ and ‘inversion’ – as they are exemplified in the LaRouche organisation, deriving its name from the American political activist Lyndon LaRouche. There are a number of aspects are touched upon in this context, although discussion will be largely placed upon ‘coded’ anti-Semitic rhetoric since 1945, as well as postwar denial of the Holocaust. This overview argues, above all, that the variegated forces of ethno-nationalism have found novel and innovative ways to adapt in, and to, the 21st century. Indeed, the modes of expression employed in the process of re-framing radical right politics – often leading to the development of public messages that differ markedly to ‘backstage’ ideas – is an increasingly important area for scholarly enquiry.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/JPolCrim/article/view/343/141en
dc.rightsAuthors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleHate-baiting: The radical right and “fifth column discourse”en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Artsen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Political Criminologyen
or.citation.harvardFeldman, M. (2015) ‘Hate-baiting: The radical right and “fifth column discourse” in European and American democracies today’, The Journal of Political Criminology 1/1en
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