A fascinating look at the role of the media in fostering nationalism, with a comparative approach that shows the interactions between American, Russian and German nationalism. Extreme nationalism is a subject of enormous contemporary significance today. Does patriotic pride inevitably develop into nationalistic aggression? Is this exacerbated by the global outreach of the media? And what is the relationship between mainstream politics and increasingly vocal far-right groups in Britain, the US, Germany and Russia? This book addresses these questions from a variety of angles, exploring topics ranging from the War on Terror to Holocaust denial, from the 'sanctity' of Rasputin to the 'martyrdom' of Rudolf Hess.
Jan Herman Brinks is an historian of modern and contemporary German history and an investigative journalist. Edward Timms is Research Professor in History at the University of Sussex and Life Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Stella Rock is an historian of Russian Orthodoxy, with a special interest in the relationship between religion, prejudice and conflict.