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New Directions in European History Study Group

A Brief History of Neoliberal Problems: How Race Theory Spawned the Alt Right


September 21, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall Directions

New Directions in European History Study Group

A Brief History of Neoliberal Problems: How Race Theory Spawned the Alt Right


September 21, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall Directions
September 21, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall Directions

The Alt Right emerged within not against neoliberalism. This talk will track a schism around the categories of culture and race in the neoliberal movement since the 1980s that splintered F. A. Hayek’s Mont Pèlerin Society and led to the founding of the rival Property and Freedom Society (PFS) in 2006. The PFS has become a gathering place for proponents of biological race theory and libertarian secession, including Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor, representing a startling new development in the history of organized neoliberalism.

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