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This is a conversation with Aurelien Mondon, he’s a senior lecturer in politics, languages and international studies at the University of Bath and co-author of the 2020 book “Reactionary Democracy: How racism and the populist far right became mainstream” alongside Aaron Winter. This is episode 82 of The Fire These Times.
- How has the far right been mainstreamed? Focus on US, UK and France
- Liberal racism versus illiberal racism
- The far right and why calling them ‘populism’ is problematic
- What is ‘populist hype’ and how can the media be complicit?
- How the ‘working class’ become racialized into the ‘white working class’
- The role of elites in ‘reactionary democracy’
- How our knowledge of the world is constructed
- How the right has asphyxiated the media landscape
- On echo chambers
- The generational divide
- The question of race and ‘populism’
- ‘Populism’ and elections
- The case of France
- Hatred of Democracy by Jacques Rancière
- Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi
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Music by Tarabeat.