Germany's New Politics of Cultural Despair

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Germany's New Politics of Cultural Despair

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Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair

Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?

By Eliah Bures |
People carry German flags and a banner which reads "Stop Islamization" during a march organized by the far-right AfD party in Rostock,  Germany on September 22, 2018. People carry German flags and a banner which reads "Stop Islamization" during a march organized by the far-right AfD party in Rostock, Germany on September 22, 2018. (Ralf Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images)

Eliah Bures is a historian of modern Europe and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His forthcoming book is Friends and Enemies: Ernst Jünger and the Countercultural Survival of the German Far-Right.

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