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Hanne Herland

New Left Tyranny

Christian Publishing House 2020

New Books in PoliticsNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network July 27, 2020 Kirk Meighoo

New Left Tyranny (Christian Publishing House) best-selling Scandanavian author, Hanne Nabintu Herland, argues that the neo-Marxist New Left turned their back on historical Western...

New Left Tyranny (Christian Publishing House) best-selling Scandanavian author, Hanne Nabintu Herland, argues that the neo-Marxist New Left turned their back on historical Western principles and became a destructive authoritarian force. It abandoned the working class and instead attacked Western civilisation itself.

Herland, born and raised in Central and East Africa, is not a stereotypical conservative Christian critic. In our discussion, she brings a truly global perspective to her critique, sympathy for traditional left-wing thinkers and ideologies of social responsibility, and intimate knowledge of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Most interestingly, in my view, she forwards a powerful argument about the left-wing, socialist roots of National Socialism and its currently unacknowledged, widespread influence in currently dominant left-wing movements that purport to be “anti-fascist”, from the perspective of a Norwegian whose country was actually occupied by National Socialist Germany and had many collaborators. The notions of universalist social evolution — with an unquestionably superior social and moral order — that underpin these movements’ suppression of diversity is something she strongly opposes.

Her exploration of how Theodor Adorno and the Frankfurt School consciously re-defined National Socialism as right-wing is also thought-provoking.

Hanne Nabintu Herland is a Scandinavian bestselling author, historian of comparative religions and founder of The Herland Report, a Scandinavian news site, TV channel on YouTube and Podcasts reaching millions yearly.


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