Magazine article New Internationalist

Angry White People

Magazine article New Internationalist

Angry White People

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Angry White People by Hsiao-Hung Pai (Zed Books, ISBN 9781783606924)

The subtitle of Hsiao-Hung Pai's book is 'Coming face-to-face with the British far right' and, showing courage bordering on folly, this is precisely what she does. She takes as her starting point the rise of the English Defence League (EDL) from a small football-hooligan grouplet in Luton to an organization that could call on support for its islamophobic demonstrations from the myriad farright and neo-Nazi organizations.

Her method is simple: to approach the leaders and activists of the movement - in pubs, in their homes, and on demonstrations - and ask direct questions about their beliefs and actions. Through persistence she gains access to the likes of Tommy Robinson, EDL founder and one-time public face of the group; Viking, whose ideology is underpinned by a mishmash of religion and sword-fighting; and Darren, an early member whose growth away from the movement forms the spine of the book. …

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