By Nigel Copsey

Anti-fascism has lengthy been essentially the most energetic and dynamic components of radical protest and direct motion. but it truly is a space of fight and well known resistance that is still mostly unexplored via historians, sociologists and political scientists.

Fully revised and up-to-date from its prior version, this booklet keeps to supply the definitive account of anti-fascism in Britain from its roots within the Nineteen Thirties competition to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists, to the road demonstrations and on-line campaigns of the twenty-first century. the writer attracts on a powerful variety of assets together with authentic executive, police and safeguard prone files, the writings and memories of activists themselves, and the guides and propaganda of anti-fascist teams and their opponents.

The publication strains the ideological, tactical and organisational evolution of anti-fascist teams and explores their frequently complex relationships with the mainstream and radical left, in addition to assessing their effectiveness in struggling with the intense right.

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