Another look at ‘Europe’s New Fascists’

This recent story from The New York Times offers several chilling illustrations of the growing threat that extremist groups pose to democracy and human rights in Europe. As I have written in earlier posts, the protracted nature of the current economic crisis inevitably broadens and deepens public support for extremist agendas. The answer is not to offer watered-down versions of the extremists’ agenda, but to mobilise public opposition to all forms of xenophobia and hate speech and to ensure that its purveyors do not gain access to state institutions.  The curent situation in Greece suggests that Europe has a long way to go in both of these regards.

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