The Rise of the Right


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From the beginning of the Cold War, a network of U.S. conservatives dreamed of an international anti-communist revolution. Rather than overthrowing communist regimes directly, they instead pinned their hopes on armed groups who could topple communist states from within.

In this episode, we explore the ideology of anticommunist internationalism and how it connects to today’s American far-right.

Kyle Burke is an assistant professor of history at Hartwick College. He is the author of “Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War”

Dawn Thomas is the Co-Director of CNA’s Center for Emergency Management and Operations.

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