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Extreme Right Political Parties in Europe Are Growing Exponentially

Written by: James W. Huston Published: December 27, 2015

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The Express has published an insightful article on the dramatic, exponential growth of far-right political parties throughout Europe.  Take a look at the map above.  But if you really want to get the feel for what is going on, read the article here.

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In the News

In the News

Anti-Islam Demonstrations Increase in Europe

Written by: James W. Huston Published: December 23, 2015

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Anti-Islam demonstrations are continuing in Europe, and particularly in Germany, where PEGIDA, the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe, wield growing influence. ¬†The press has stopped reporting on the size of their demonstrations, probably because they are growing and the press doesn’t want to encourage them. ¬†Earlier estimates from October had conservatively estimated demonstrations at 20,000. ¬†And they make points few others note. ¬†The German police have admitted they can only check the identities of ten percent of the immigrants flooding into Germany. ¬†The group calls Angela Merkel the “Queen of Crime.” ¬†As I’ve been saying, and as I explore in The Blood Flag, very fertile ground for fringe groups. ¬†You can read more about it ¬†here.

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About the Author

About the Author

Strand Magazine Posts Q&A About the Writing of The Blood Flag

Written by: James W. Huston Published: December 17, 2015


AFG: Tell us what the Blood Flag is?

JH: The Blood Flag was the flag carried during Hitler’s attempt to overthrow the government of Bavaria on November 9, 1923. He and three thousand others marched on central Munich to start the revolution Hitler thought was inevitable. A shootout followed with the state police, and sixteen Nazis were killed, two of whom fell on the Nazi flag that led the procession and bled to death on it. Thereafter, Hitler said the flag contained the blood of the first Nazi martyrs. It became his holiest symbol. It was last seen in late 1944, and its current whereabouts are a mystery.


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San Diego U-T Op/Ed on Nationalism and the Immigration Crisis

Written by: James W. Huston Published: November 30, 2015

The San Diego Union-Tribune published my op/ed today on growing nationalism, neo-Nazism and the general backlash to the growing immigration crisis.  You can read it here.

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Fast forward to 1938.  Many laws had been in place to oppress Jews since Hitler took over as Chancellor in 1933.  But it came to a head for the world to see in 1938. It became known as Kristallnacht, or the night of the broken glass.  A thousand Jewish synagogues and seven thousand shops were attacked, leaving broken glass in the streets.  But far worse, more than ninety Jews were murdered, and thirty thousand were arrested and put in concentration camps.

The world was outraged. The US recalled its ambassador, but did not break off relations with Germany.  Roosevelt also refused to ease the restrictions on Jewish immigration to the US.

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