Sunday, April 19, 2009

The "Rightwing Extremism" Report and the Bogus Europeanization of American Politics

One of the oddest aspects of the DHS “rightwing extremism” report is the very use of the expression “rightwing extremism.” There is very little tradition of using this broad-brush designation to discuss American political movements. The German equivalent — Rechtsextremismus — is, however, a standard element of German political discourse. Could the DHS "analysts" have been aping German usage? It would seem so...

See my new article on Pajamas Media here.