According to Lee, "the Beast" doesn't restrict itself to Eastern Europe by any means; skinhead violence against immigrants is on the rise in Germany, while right-wing politicians in France, Italy, and other western European countries are increasingly finding a willing audience for their national and racial polemics. And lest American readers be lulled into a false sense of security, Lee warns that the United States is hardly immune to this kind of hateful rhetoric. He warns that many of the militia groups currently operating today share the same glorified attitude toward violence, the same irrational hatred of foreigners and ethnic minorities that mark the worst excesses of fascism in Europe. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In his headlong rush into hysteria, Lee can't even get the name of the organization he is denouncing correct.
I did enjoy reading it, and anyone interested in geopolitics will find it to be worth the time-investment despite the book's anti-German bias.
Too often, however, the book bogs down, especially in its post-war diplomatic accounts, in minutiae that had me nodding off.
A book that beautifully covers a blind-spot in modern historical accounts of European,Middle-eastern and south American socio-political development. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Brusseau
I was quite thrilled to get my copy and dig in as I had just completed Frederick Taylor's book on denazification. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Brian F. Duensing
My interest in Lee's work was to find out more about contemporary fascism in Latvia. I had hoped for some scholarly background on some of the skin-head groups I had heard about,... Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Peters J. Vecrumba
Reading author Martin A Lee's short resume on the dust jacket of The Beast Reawakens should serve as a warning to any potential reader about the direction he intends to steer... Read morePublished on November 11, 2008 by Kurt Harding
It's clear that a journalist and not a scholar typed this; perusing the endnotes you see that it's cobbled together from hundreds of websites (some now defunct), books, and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2004 by John L Murphy
Every page had historical inaccuracies. The goal of the book was to put the sins of Nazis and the CIA on Russia and Israel. Cognative dissonance on every page. Read morePublished on May 18, 2004 by Patricia J Harris
Martin Lee describes, in "The Beast Reawakens," the post-WWII survival of Nazism and fascism and explores some of its consequences. Read morePublished on May 20, 2002 by Michael S. Swisher
This book is a "wake up" call for those who don't believe that "it can happen here".
While the likelihood is remote, and while Mr. Read more
Subtitled: Millions died to end fascism. It survived to mount a comeback. This is the story of how and why.
Does anyone ever really win a war? Read more