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The definitive firsthand account of the movement that permanently broke the American political consensus.

What do internet trolls, economic populists, white nationalists, techno-anarchists, and Alex Jones have in common? Nothing, except for an unremitting hatred of evangelical progressivism and the so-called “Cathedral” from whence it pours forth. 

Contrary to the dissembling explanations from the corporate press, this movement did not emerge overnight - nor are its varied subgroups in any sense interchangeable with one another. As united by their opposition as they are divided by their goals, the members of the New Right are willfully suspicious of those in the mainstream who would seek to tell their story. Fortunately, author Michael Malice was there from the very inception, and in The New Right recounts their tale from the beginning.  

Malice provides an authoritative and unbiased portrait of the New Right as a movement of ideas - ideas that he traces to surprisingly diverse ideological roots. From the heterodox right wing of the 1940s to the Buchanan/Rothbard alliance of 1992 and all the way through to what he witnessed personally in Charlottesville, The New Right is a thorough firsthand accounting of the concepts, characters and chronology of this widely misunderstood sociopolitical phenomenon. 

Today’s fringe is tomorrow’s orthodoxy. As entertaining as it is informative, The New Right is required listening for every American across the spectrum who would like to learn more about the past, present and future of our divided political culture.  

©2019 Michael Malice (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Hugely interesting book

Amazing depth of knowledge and insight, and very funny whenever Mr McInnes pops up. This should be required reading for anyone interested in politics, or those wondering why the West seems to be imploding, but especially for the know nothing know it alls on the left who are all ready to shout "Råcist" at the drop of a hat.

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average book with a strong view

When reading this be aware that there are a lot of bias opinions, presented in a very one sided fashion. The one that stood out for me was to do with Chilie. A book that mostly raises questions without explicitly answering them or giving opinions without backing them up. I can't figure out if this is intentional or just a way to troll which certainly detracts from the book's quality.

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10/10, would buy again

This is a really interesting explication of the emergence & development of the new right, but even if it wasn't, I'd give it 5 stars purely for the last 90 seconds of the reading alone.
I do think that the author's understanding of how the Brexit referendum played out is slightly lacking, but that's not surprising given that he's US based, and it doesn't make his analysis any less relevant overall.

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Excellent delivery of a difficult topic.

So often hyperbole & pique can get in the way of understanding others - Malice's approach is to be a non-commital to judgement and to explain the pitfalls of the far right/new rights motivations and beliefs in certain things which enables better informed discussion & insight.

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Very Informative

A tour of what the new right is and where it came from. Interesting theory on the root of cultural works being in the reactions of marginalised people to a perceived alienation or detachment to a society.

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Excellent

This book is excellent. really glad I listened. Amazed at how unannoying the narration was. 5*

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More about the author than the subject

The majority of the book deals with Michael Malice' own political views than the political views of the people he's writing about.
"The New Right", as he calls it (obviously being blissfully unaware of Alain de Benoist's Nouvelle Droite intellectual movement), seems to be a big group of nothing, and Malice is more interested in debunking the fringe arguments than letting them speak.

All in all, it's a fine book. Even if it feels like nothing than a post-Charlottesville cash grab.

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The definitive history of the future

The more people read this book, the better. It perfectly captures the heart of this inexorable movement.

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boring. a very basis introduction from an anarchist into a subculture that is interesting , but not brought alive by our mediocre author. unless you know nothing about the new right, don't buy this , 99% surface level analysis by someone who is mildly sympathetic to the cause.

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Insight into elements of rightwing politics

Malice present a peak behind the curtain of the more extreme / far right curtain which is very interesting and insightful. However, if you want to understand the more mainstream "popularist" right dominating politics around the world this book is not mainly focused on that phenomenon, but does address it briefly looking at some key players and concepts.

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  • 29-05-19

I loved this book!

I would recommend this to everyone I know.
The only thing I dislike is that some words were censored, because I think the book should be read as the author wrote it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-19

a genuine accurate description of the new right

as someone on the new right myself I'm happy to point any leftists or progressive to this book for explanation.
it does a fantastic job of hitting all the heavy hitters and all the infighting and disagreement within the new right.
also #GamersRiseUp

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  • 19-05-19

malice aforethought

Michael earns his surname, from jump you are attacked by a ceaseless wit with a refreshing reprieve in his humor and courtesy. An enthralling and short read, and timely in such "polarizing" times. highly recommend.

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  • Turner Houghton
  • 23-05-19

Great political analysis

I bought the physical copy of this book, then when it was released I immediately bought the audiobook version and I'm glad I did. Hearing Michael Malice, and all of the characters he does impressions of, is a great experience that I rarely hear in audiobooks.

The content is great too. The book does a great job of not focusing too much on any one person or idea, yet at the same time is able to bring all of these ideas and people together in a coherent way. I also appreciate the optimism expressed in the last chapter of the book - too many political books these days end with some dreary, pessimistic view of the future, this is not one of those books.

Overall, a great book I can't help but recommend to anyone, regardless of where they stand on the political spectrum.

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  • Shawn Marks
  • 29-05-19

I will shout this book title from the rooftops.

If ever a book was so mesmorizingly informative and fun, it's this. I am refreshed, energized and more confident that the tide is shifting from progressivism back to a culture of spirited, thoughtful argument and debate.

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  • Justin
  • 07-07-19

Omits most of the movement.

This book spends most of it's time documenting the "alt-lite" and very little documenting the "alt-right". For some reason the the author chose throughout to compare the new right with Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard. Nobody that he interviewed for the book cited those 2 people. Very few people he interviewed even had philosophies in common with them. The author repeatedly brings them up throughout the book because they represent his philosophy, a 3rd unrelated party to what the book is about. It's strange.

There is also an entire chapter in which the author explains in detail to normies how to use 4chan. Very tedious and very unnecessary.

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  • Palmer
  • 10-08-19

Excellent

A must read for anyone who considers themselves on the right or wants to know more about the right wing fringe.

Cannot recommend highly enough. It’s a fun read packed with jokes, snipes and information.

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  • Gregory G.
  • 02-06-19

Disappointing

I had high hopes for this book given the week long praise given on the Tom Woods podcast. However, I come away with a sneaking suspicion Michael Malice is a closet SJW. His endless need to label people racist, antisemites, ... becomes tiresome early on. This is especially true when engaging in his own tribal tropes. The problem with using these labels is that they are weaponized. They don't provide understanding. They evoke an emotional response which shuts down thought. After all, that is why they are employed. This is not to say this book has no merit. But perhaps the snide Mr. Malice, should do some self analysis.

What was clear in this book is how very myopic Malice is when it comes to his own prejudices and preconceived notions. His thesis that culture springs from the lower classes seems rather short sighted. It's been said that the lower classes follow the upper class in an ascending culture. Likewise, the upper class follows the lower in a society in decay. The very short sighted Mr. Malice seems to think the normalizing of pornography and crassness is edgy and cool. I would suggest societies rise and fall and decadence is not the sign pointing to a brighter future.

Special attention needs to be given the horrible job Mr. Malice does mimicking the voice of Jared Taylor. I suppose it may help the listener distinguish quotes of Jared Taylor from Mr. Malice's critique. But, then that is hardly necessary: racist, racist! If I were Jared, I'd sue for defamation of speech pattern.

Finally, it could be said that I've selectively chose small parts of the book to paint an unrepresentative picture of an otherwise good book. However, that is exactly where the my problems with "The New Right" lies.

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  • E. Jones
  • 18-05-19

Outstanding

Brisk and efficient treatment of the New Right phenomenon; I feel thoroughly caught up.

Malice’s reading is great, especially his impersonation of Nixon describing Bohemian Grove: “The most ——— goddamn thing you could ever imagine!”

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  • Christiaan
  • 15-05-19

America’s Troll and Political Sage

I listened to the entire book in the first day, need I say more? Ok I will say more.

Being a Malice fan already I’m a bit partial to liking the book and already knew much of his opinion on the people and groups involved in the “New Right”, but his depth of research and understanding on both the modern Progressive movement and the New Right was very apparent and refreshing. If you’re on the left or the right, (maybe not far left) you’ll truly enjoy the book and will walk away with a much greater understanding of modern American politics; where it’s headed, and how we ended up here. It was my welcome to read this book.

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