Hope Not Hate

Reactionary Democracies an Interview with Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter

July 03, 2020 Hope Not Hate
Hope Not Hate
Reactionary Democracies an Interview with Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter
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Hope Not Hate
Reactionary Democracies an Interview with Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter
Jul 03, 2020
Hope Not Hate

HOPE not hate's Joe Mulhall spoke with the authors of Reactionary Democracies. Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter's new book which challenges the idea that liberal democracy provides a consistent bulwark against racism. Arguing that popular notions of 'the people' justify the exclusion of others and the normalisation of racist ideas, the authors point to mainstream racism, islamophobia and anti-migrant sentiment coming from across the spectrum of mainstream politics as examples of how the threat is not just on the fringe, but often within the mainstream.

Aurelien and Aaron's ideas present a timely challenge to antifascists today.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3173-reactionary-democracy

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HOPE not hate's Joe Mulhall spoke with the authors of Reactionary Democracies. Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter's new book which challenges the idea that liberal democracy provides a consistent bulwark against racism. Arguing that popular notions of 'the people' justify the exclusion of others and the normalisation of racist ideas, the authors point to mainstream racism, islamophobia and anti-migrant sentiment coming from across the spectrum of mainstream politics as examples of how the threat is not just on the fringe, but often within the mainstream.

Aurelien and Aaron's ideas present a timely challenge to antifascists today.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3173-reactionary-democracy