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Britain can be as prone to fascism as any other nation

11 April 2020

9:00 AM

11 April 2020

9:00 AM

Failed Führers: A History of Britain’s Extreme Right Graham Macklin

Routledge, pp.580, 24.99

It’s easy to dismiss the fascistic ideologues who populate Graham Macklin’s book as reactionary cranks of no significance. It’s also a mistake. Fascists have edged uncomfortably close to the mainstream of British politics ever since the British Union of Fascists was founded in 1932 by Oswald Mosley, who two years earlier had been a government minister.

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