On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah we speak to Patrik Hermansson, a researcher with Hope Not Hate in the UK and a co-author of The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century? (Routledge, 2020). In 2016/7, Patrik infiltrated Alt-Right networks in Europe and North America, the resultant exposes proving to have had some disruptive effects:
Over the last year, we have infiltrated the very heart of the UK far-right, from which we have gained access to some of the most important alt-right figures in the world. The information we gleaned is spread across this report and the whole story is also told in detail. This unprecedented access allows us to understand the alt-right like never before and allows us to expose their often extreme and sometimes dangerous world. This report includes bizarre and even funny details about the esoteric and extreme UK movement, never before seen photos of leading American alt-right figures such as Greg Johnson, and exposes claims by Jason Jorjani from AltRight Corp that he had links to the Trump administration.
See : We Had a Spy on the Inside, That’s Right, Patrik Hermansson, Hope Not Hate, September 24, 2017 | Undercover With the Alt-Right, Jesse Singal, The New York Times, September 19, 2017. See also : The Murky World of ‘Extremism’ Research, Richard McNeil-Willson, The New Ethnographer, April 15, 2020.
4.30pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website