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The Rise of Ecofascism, Part One

In part one, we unpack the history of ecofascism. The ideology written in the manifestos of terrorists. We trace back the movement to its beginnings in German philosophy, Eugenics, Hitler’s ‘blood and soil’ slogans and Norse mythology. We also examine how overpopulation has changed meaning over the past few decades – and how all of this is linked to environmentalism.

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Andrew Jakubowicz, emeritus professor, sociology, University of Technology Sydney

Betsy Hartmann, emeritus professor, development studies, Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA

Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

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