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Germany’s Far Right is Surging | Decade of Hate (VICE, 2021)

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VICE, 2021

As a deadly pandemic engulfed the globe, Germany’s far right saw an opportunity. It used panic, isolation, and people’s need for answers as a chance to grow its hateful brand.

Everyday people are marching side-by-side with fascists, and somehow far-right extremism is a major issue in Germany once again.

In this episode of Decade of Hate, host Tim Hume looks at some of the country’s key conspiracy theorists, and what makes some of them so dangerous.

In this intersection between COVID-deniers and neo-Nazis, we investigate why Germany is now a hot spot for people rejecting science and authority, and explain why that is seriously bad news.

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.