The last decade and a half has seen a significant increase in violent right-wing activity around the world. Despite a lagged public perception, the right-wing has surpassed its Islamic counterpart as the most significant threat of extremist violence in the US and is catching up in the rest of the world. While this has been a seemingly rapid transformation, the underlying movement is not novel. Its causes are multifaceted, international, and go back decades. It is perpetrated through a variety of means and actors, from political parties to so called “lone wolf” terrorists. Its final cause is expressed by Matt Walsh: to reinforce identity hierarchies which have, to some degree, lost institutional support over the last century.
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Department of Political Science (CLA)
RIT – Main Campus
D'Arcy, Damien, "Violent Inertia" (2023). Accessed from