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Was the great depression good for fascists?

In a recent paper and Vox EU article my co-authors, Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O’Rourke, and I examine the link between the economic conditions of the interwar years and electoral support for extremist parties. While the lessons of the period cannot be applied mechanically to the current situation they provide food for thought regarding the […]

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

Extremis Project co-founders, Matt Goodwin and Anthony Painter, have a piece in the Jewish Chronicle on extremism and the financial crash. It argues: Recent evidence suggests that concerns over national identity matter more. Those endorsing the far right also feel that these parties are meeting their anxieties over perceived threats to their identity, values and […]

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