By Nigel Copsey
Anti-fascism has lengthy been some of the most energetic and dynamic parts of radical protest and direct motion. but it really is a space of fight and renowned resistance that is still principally unexplored by way of historians, sociologists and political scientists.
Fully revised and up-to-date from its previous variation, this ebook maintains to supply the definitive account of anti-fascism in Britain from its roots within the Nineteen Thirties competition to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, to the road demonstrations and on-line campaigns of the twenty-first century. the writer attracts on a magnificent diversity of assets together with professional executive, police and safety prone files, the writings and reminiscences of activists themselves, and the guides and propaganda of anti-fascist teams and their opponents.
The booklet strains the ideological, tactical and organisational evolution of anti-fascist teams and explores their frequently complex relationships with the mainstream and radical left, in addition to assessing their effectiveness in fighting the extraordinary right.
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