Co-opting the counter culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction

  title={Co-opting the counter culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction},
  author={Graham Macklin},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={301 - 326}
  • G. Macklin
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Formed in 1996 by former National Front activist Troy Southgate, the National Revolutionary Faction (NRF) is a ‘national-anarchist’ groupuscule. In contrast to the International Third Position, the reactionary Catholic fascist sect from which it emerged, the NRF promotes a radical anti-capitalist and anti-Marxist ‘anarchist’ agenda of autonomous rural communities within a decentralized, pan-European framework. While the NRF retains an ideological core that is readily identifiable as… 
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  • 2003
This has parallels in Hunt's idea that 'xenophobia' was 'the key to the communities success', as it cemented communal bonds; see Hunt
  • Transcending the beyond: from third position to national-anarchism',
Synthesis editor Troy Southgate interviewed by Dan Ghetu
    For 74 Troy Southgate
      Another key Eurasian influence is Belgian Nouvelle Droite ideologue Robert Steuckers; see 'Synthesis interviews Robert Steuckers
        The Moscow visit and Thiriart's wider influence on post-war European fascism is discussed in detail in Kevin Coogan, Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Post-War Fascist International
        • The NRF reprinted an article on Thiriart's ideas published by Christian Bouchet in The English Alternative
        • 1999
        Albion Awake (Wayne John Sturgeon's one-man 'Christian anarchist' movement), the Libertarian Alliance, the Sexual Freedom Collective
        • Anarchist Nihilist Accords, the New Age magazine Nexus , the Anti-Metric Society and the East
        • 2000
        Black Metal', message to the National-Anarchist e-group
          Spring 1995 and Alternative Green
          • 1999
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