For decades, otherwise highly respected figures in Welsh life have repeatedly claimed that Welsh nationalists sympathised with Fascism during the dark days of the 1930s and the Second World War. In this path-breaking book, Wales's leading political commentator assesses the truth of these charges. In addition to shedding new light on the attitudes of Plaid Cymru and its leadership during the period in question, this book offers an insightful and challenging interpretation of the nature Welsh political culture.
Professor Richard Wyn Jones is Professor of Welsh Politics and Director, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University.
Introduction The Accusations Recognising Fascists and Fascism Defining Fascism The state The glorification of violence The glorification of leaders and leadership Anti-semitism Wales during a decade of war Welsh Political Culture Conclusion: Redemption and Exclusion Bibliography Index