Launching the 2016 Socialist Register
Panel discussion featuring:
Stefan Kipfer and Parastou Saberi on Right Populism from Paris to Toronto
Reg Whitaker on the Surveillance State
Lesley Wood on Policing with Impunity
Socialist Register 2016: The Politics of the Right
Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays - very broad in terms of themes and places - speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.
• What is the nature of the right's populism, nationalism and militarism?
• What is the social base and organizational strength and range of far-right political forces?
• To what extent are they influencing mainstream parties and opinion?
• How have they penetrated state institutions?
• What role do state security services and police forces play?
• Does our political situation today require comparison with 1930s fascism?
• How should the left respond to defend democratic and human rights?
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