In this expertly researched and gripping narrative, Martin Lee traces the history of neo-Nazism though the past fifty years - and reveals the growing symbiosis between right-wing groups in Europe and America. From Nazi spymasters in the post-war German intelligence services to Nazi emigres in South America, Lee shows how a well-organized underground network kept memoris of the Third Reich alive thoughtout the Cold War. And while European Nazis necessarily kept a low profile, American groups such as the Holocaust-denying Liberty Lobby openly promoted the fascist agenda.With the fall of the Berlin Wall, fascism in Europe - dormant for forty-five years - began making headlines again. German skinheads, many inspired by neo-Nazi propaganda originating in the US, terrorized minorities. And with the Oklahoma City bombing, America's own militia movement served notice that fascist extremism was alive and well on both sides of the Atlantic.
Martin Lee has written about right-wing extremism in the NATION, the VILLAGE VOICE, and other publications. He is also the author of ACID DREAMS: THE CIA, LSD, AND THE SIXTIES.
[An] excellent and well-researched investigation of neo-Nazi groups around the world that makes it plain that "the beast" has never been asleep.
The study by Lee Martin is, in my opinion, the best-documented account of the fluctuating fortunes of the far-right in Europe and America in the late 20th century.
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT (DUBLIN)
Lee has provided a stimulating overview of the survival development, and resurgence of fascism in post-war Europe. In the process he has shed new light on various underground movements, introduced a number of fascinating non-conformist intellectuals to a general audience.BOOK REVIEWS