Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire
by Matthew N. Lyons
PM Press and Kersplebedeb Publishing, May 2018
384 pages / $24.95 (e-book $8.95)
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A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.
In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism.
Intervening directly in debates within left and antifascist movements, Lyons examines both the widespread use and abuse of the term “fascism,” and the relationship between federal security forces and the paramilitary right. His final chapter offers a preliminary analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right’s shifting responses to it.
Both for its analysis and as a guide to our opponents, Insurgent Supremacists promises to be a powerful tool in organizing to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today.
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“The Far Right Regards Human Inequality as ‘Natural.'” Excerpt from Introduction. Truthout, 5 July 2018.
Rhyd Wildermuth, “To Spite The Face: A review of Insurgent Supremacists by Matthew N. Lyons” Gods & Radicals, 18 May 2018; reposted on Anti-Fascist News, 19 May 2018.
“Donald Trump Uses Right-Wing Populism to Unite Divergent Groups,” interview by Mark Karlin, Truthout, 8 July 2018.
“Matthew N. Lyons – Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State & Empire,” interview by Joy LaClaire, Forthright Radio, 1 August 2018.
Discussion of Insurgent Supremacists, interview by Christina Aanestad, The Sunday Show, KPFA radio, aired 23 September 2018.
Discussion of Insurgent Supremacists, interview by Rob Seimetz, Moving Forward, Progressive Radio Network, aired 24 September 2018.
Insurgent Supremacist: An Interview With Matthew N. Lyons on Antifascism, Anti-Imperialism, and the Future of Organizing, Anti-Fascist News, 22 October 2018.
“Insurgent Supremacists: Author Q&A with Matthew N. Lyons,” interview by David Neiwert. Political Research Associates, 5 December 2018.
“Fascism and the Far-Right (Part 2),” interviews with Diana Garvin and Matthew N. Lyons, Treyf podcast, Episode 44, 31 October 2019.