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The Voice of Modern Hatred

Nicholas Fraser

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ISBN 13: 9781585673322
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"Fraser gets people to drop their masks. He has captured an impressively unpleasant bag from Jean-Marie Le Pen to Robert Faurisson His stripping away of Le Pen's veils is masterful." The Sunday Times (London)

The end of the twentieth century was marked by a resurgence of right-wing politics across Europe and, in Bosnia and Kosovo, atrocities comparable to the most degrading events of the Second World War. Nicholas Fraser spent three years traveling across Europe to meet, confront, and try to understand the personalities behind this resurgence and assess the threat they pose to democracy.

He interviewed members of the "traditional" Far Right groups, sat in meetings held by local Fhrers in Denmark, Belgium, and Germany, and spoke with the leaders who have learned to code their language in euphemism rather than overtly spread their message of hate. In looking at neo-Fascism's recent history in Europe-its philosophical antecedents and its modern-day adherents-Nicholas Fraser provides the deep background for the crucial and ongoing debate about how democracies should deal with the Far Right.

"Exceedingly well written and rewardingMr. Fraser usefully wonders about the role played by outraged liberals in keeping the right-wing enterprise going." Jacob Heilbrunn, The Washington Times

"Arresting and at times wrenchingly honest[The Voice of Modern Hatred] contains more information and clear-headed thought than many academic texts" John Gray, Times Literary Supplement

Nicholas Fraser was born in London and educated at Oxford. He has worked in New York and London as a journalist for major newspapers and a producer for the BBC. He is also the author of Continental Drifts: Travels in New Europe, and co-author of Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron.

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