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Colin Jordan and Britain's Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler's Echo

Jackson, P. (2017) Colin Jordan and Britain's Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler's Echo. London: Bloomsbury. 9781472509314.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: Colin Jordan and Britain's Neo-Nazi Movement casts fresh light on one of post-war Britain's most notorious fascists, using him to examine the contemporary history of the extreme right. The book explores the wide range of neo-Nazi groups that Colin Jordan led, contributed to and inspired throughout his time as Britain's foremost promoter of Nazi ideology. In a period stretching from the close of the Second World War right up to the 2000s, Colin Jordan became politically engaged with a multitude of Nazi-inspired extremist groups, either as leader or as a key protagonist. Moreover, Jordan also developed critical relationships with larger, competitor extreme-right organisations and parties, including the Mosley's Union Movement, the National Front and the most recent incarnation of the British National Party. He fostered a number of transnational links throughout his years of activism as well, especially with American neo-Nazis. In recent years, his writings and somewhat idealised profile have been adopted by more contemporary extremist organisations, such as the British People's Party and a rekindled British Movement, who look to Jordan as an inspirational figure for their own reconfigurations of a National Socialist agenda. By examining this history, drawing on a wide range of fresh primary sources, Colin Jordan and Britain's Neo-Nazi Movement offers a new analysis on the nature and workings of Nazi-inspired political extremism in post-war Britain. It is an important study for anyone interested in the history of fascism, extreme ideologies and the political and social history of Britain since the Second World War.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neo-nazi, fascism, far right, extremism
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory > JC348 Forms of the state > JC480 Authoritarianism. Totalitarianism. Fascism > JC481 Fascism
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA566 20th century
Creators: Jackson, Paul
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Group > Radicalism Research Group
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: February 2017
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: A modern history of politics and violence
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 293
Language: English
ISBN: 9781472509314
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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