Prince of the British Fringe Right

The well known 19th-century French epigram states that "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" (the more things change, the more they stay the same).  It is disquieting that some individuals in political groups in Britain today wear, as did prewar Nazis and fascists, brown shirts and black shirts as signs of political association.  The fringe right is alive and well in Britain, with disquieting historical continuities and a towering celebrity prince of sorts.  Obviously, changes occur and make differences, but the persistence and resurgence in Britain of racism and the disease of anti-Semitism may well validate Yogi Berra's unique remark: "It's déjà vu all over again." A new controversy involving forgetting and rewriting history, as well as memory and remembrance of things past, has arisen in Britain.  It involves Max Mosley, youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley and Diana...(Read Full Article)

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