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How to counter the Alt-Right threat

Analysis from Professor Matthew Feldman
5'55" 28 April 2017 Council of Europe Strasbourg

Matthew Feldman, Professor in the Modern History of Ideas at Teesside University (United Kingdom) presents his analysis of the recent rise of far-right movements in Europe, including some of its recent "alt-right" manifestations, which have fanned the flames of bigotry and hatred.

He also highlights the danger of right-wing populism, authoritarian democracy and the growing influence of far-right political ideas on mainstream politics. At risk, he contends, is the liberal democratic tradition of tolerance, compromise, cooperation and rational decision making.

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