Hope Not Hate

An Interview with Dave Renton about the Anti Nazi League, RAR and the Smashing of the National Front

February 01, 2019
Hope Not Hate
An Interview with Dave Renton about the Anti Nazi League, RAR and the Smashing of the National Front
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Hope Not Hate
An Interview with Dave Renton about the Anti Nazi League, RAR and the Smashing of the National Front
Feb 01, 2019
Hope Not Hate
Joe Mulhall interviews Dave Renton about the downfall of the National Front in the 1970s and the role of ANL and RAR, and considers the role that similar organisations could play against a transformed Far Right threat today.
Show Notes

Joe Mulhall sits down with Dave Renton to discuss the subject of Dave's new book- the conflict between the left and Far Right in the 1970s. Dave takes us across some of the key historical events that led to the colossal electoral defeat of the National Front in 1979, and how Rock Against Racism and the Anti Nazi League were able to play a part in the NF's downfall. Joe and Dave consider the implications of a revival of the ANL, as had been discussed in 2018, and give warnings for the new threat of a Far Right that is post-organisational, and no longer tied to the symbolism of 20th century fascism.