Useful Idiots or Fellow Travelers? The Relationship between the American Far Right and Russia

  title={Useful Idiots or Fellow Travelers? The Relationship between the American Far Right and Russia},
  author={George Michael},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={64 - 83}
  • G. Michael
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • Art
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
ABSTRACT The relationship between the American far right and Russia has varied over time. During the Cold War, American right-wing populists were in the forefront of opposition to the Soviet Union. But as the Cold War waned, the far right became more sympathetic to Russia, viewing it as the last remaining white bastion nation in a world in which a “rising tide of color” threatened to engulf the white race. Despite the recent deterioration of relations between Russia and the United States, the… 
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