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The New Right

A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics
Narrated by: Michael Malice
Length: 9 hrs
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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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Ok

I really like Michael Malice but I couldn’t finish this and returned it . It’s well researched and great for Americans or anyone that has a detailed understanding of American political history. I though I knew enough to be able to follow but clearly I don’t . It’d be a great listen if you have a grasp of all the background information.

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Refreshing and exhilarating.

A scintillating and exhilarating work. Both incredibly fun and informative.
It’s so refreshing to experience an accurate and knowledgeable examination of the New Right.
My only small quibble is with the audio which is maybe a tad tinny.
Otherwise I couldn’t recommend this book enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2019

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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  • Shawn Marks
  • 29-05-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-2019

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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  • E. Jones
  • 18-05-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-2019

Going to immediately go back through it!

It's a great book that seriously analyzes the new right's various ethea and ideologies.

Malice's take is hilarious and he actually steel man's the various arguments even if he disagrees with it. It's honest, funny, and worth the read.

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  • Christiaan
  • 15-05-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2019

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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  • Palmer
  • 10-08-2019

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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  • William R. Crane
  • 31-07-2019

Michael packs a lot of info in little spaces

Michaels a smart guy. Sometimes a smart guy talking to a dumb one like me takes a bit of re listening. Concepts I can handle, thirty names in a paragraph I have trouble keeping straight. But then Michael is one of those people that remembers latin names to animals having always been fascinated with zoology. I have trouble keeping up if I'm not specifically focused. Hence, most of my listening while wokring books involve dick jokes, sudden outburst of violence and dick jokes.
Sometimes it's good to expand. I'm sure you won't have any troubles with the info that he's laying down but it can come in big spoonfuls. Needless to say, if you're worried that the stodgy, "WE Shant break our moral Character" rinos that would rather go down without a fight lest they get their gilded cuff-links dirty are to be the death of Conservatives, Michael's gonna tell you how the new breed is gonna make things okay so that children, adult children, who do not get their way on election day and thusly scream and yell at the skies for all to see, are not the guiding force of this great nation.
No, a bunch of us shit posters are gonna be.

Hold on tight and read or listen, maybe read and take notes. It won't kill ya to get a little more smart. But I swear, it gives me a headache trying.

Can't always get what ya want. But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
Trump 2020 and on.

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  • Mash Jamtoes
  • 13-06-2019

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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  • Phil Winston
  • 11-06-2019

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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  • J. W. Aitken
  • 30-05-2019

Excellent

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2019

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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  • Fun and Games
  • 04-06-2019

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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