In 1936, British citizens defeated fascism in the famous Battle of Cable Street. Almost a century later, far-right fascist forces are back. Cable Street explores the current global rise of the far-right and fascism: what is driving this phenomenon, where is it leading, and how can progressives and the left respond?

Episode #20 – Deutschland Dabbles with the Far-Right

October 4, 2018

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Is Germany at risk of a far-right take-over? Short answer - yes.

This week’s guest is Cynthia Miller-Idriss. She’s an associate professor of education and sociology and director of the International Training and Education Program at American University, an expert on the far-right and wrote The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

Cynthia gives helps makes sense of German politics, the far-right AFD, the failure of traditional German political parties, and a far-right rally in Chemnitz that shocked the entire country.


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Geoff Sharpe

Geoff is the host of Cable Street and co-founder of The Cable.