The Beast Reawakens

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 1, 1999 - Political Science - 546 pages
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If you thought Nazism died with Hitler, think again. In "The Beast Reawakens," journalist Martin A. Lee documents the revival of fascist ideals from the wake of the Second World War to recent violent incidents in Europe and America. Defeated in war, many Nazis built new and profitable lives for themselves, stirring political intrigue and serving as role models to a new generation of white supremacists like Americans Francis Parker Yockey, whose book "Imperium" became the bible of anti-Semitism, and Willis Carto, who continues to run several ostensibly mainstream policy groups that deny the Holocaust ever took place. Often forced underground yet certain of their cause, this second generation of extremists can be linked to such recent violence as the Oklahoma City bombings, the shocking lynching of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, and the abortion clinic bombings by Eric Rudolf, who remains a fugitive. With extraordinary detail and insight, "The Beast Reawakens" examines the many strands of rightwing extremism worldwide to put the current fascist resurgence in contemporary perspective.
  

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Review: The Beast Reawakens: Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Groups & Right-wing Extremists

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

reworks some of the ground in Loftus & Aarons, and in Simpson's Blowback. decent survey, nevertheless. Read full review

Review: The Beast Reawakens: Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Groups & Right-wing Extremists

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Alarmist in its assessment of its own time, and not very flattering to modern Germany, still a very interesting book about where everybody scuttled off to when the lights went out in Berlin 1945, and ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
xiii
Introduction
3
Endgames
18
Gehlens Gambit
33
The Seesaw Strategy
46
Playing the Eastern Card
63
Golden Handcuffs
77
Trie Man with Many Aliases
91
Browns and Greens
214
Before the Deluge
231
Paramilitaries and Poison Gas
245
Cadre Building
258
Capitulation
272
Territorial Imperative
290
Courting Mother Russia
304
Here Come the National Bolsheviks
311

The Flying Ace
109
The Swastika and the Crescent
121
The Wrath of the Red Hand
139
Nostalgics and Revisionists
155
The China Option
168
Twilight of the Idols
183
Armies of the Right
199
From the Margins to the Mainstream
331
The Road to Oklahoma City
345
Pity the Poor Immigrant
364
CONCLUSION
385
Bibliography
497
Index
527
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Martin A. Lee is the co-author, with Norman Soloman, of Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias In News Media and the author of Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion. Interviewed as an expert on terrorism, espionage, and media issues, Lee has been a guest on CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's International Hour, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR's Fresh Air. His articles have been published in numerous outlets including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Miami Herald, The Nation, Village Voice, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Mother Jones, and Spin.

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