Rather than looking for American or European parallels, Michelle Carmody argues, Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power is best understood in the context of Brazil’s own Cold War past.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Neil Carter tells the story of the English footballers caught up in the tensions of Nazi appeasement.
A special free-access issue of History Workshop Journal brings together seventeen articles, spanning almost forty years, addressing the use of psychoanalysis as historical explanation.
As far right populism resurges in Europe, Neil Gregor reflects on what the British public could learn from an exhibition on right wing extremism in Germany since 1945
As the Catalan question becomes one of the most salient contemporary issues in Europe, Andrew Dowling argues that the call for independence is remarkably new, but can only be understood in the context of centuries of dispute between Catalonia and Spain
Gareth Stedman Jones reflects on the history of referenda, and the ways they can be used to bring about unconstitutional or unscrupulous changes in government.
Stephen Heathorn explores what the rise of the far right, authoritarianism and fascism looks like in the 21st century, as opposed to the 1930s.
Fascism is not just the big bang of mass rallies and extreme violence; it is also the creeping fog that incrementally occupies power while obscuring its motives.