Alex and Sam talk with two members of the Zetkin Collective, Andreas Malm and Lise Benoist about their new book, White Skin Black Fuel.
We discuss Rassemblement national's ecological turn in France, how far right acceptance of the climate crisis is just denial in another form, the attachement of the far right to blocks of capital and the political character of national landscapes.
White Skin, Black Fuel is the new book from the Zetkin Collective. It delves into the intersection of the far right and the climate crisis.
"In the first study of the far right’s role in the climate crisis, White Skin, Black Fuel presents an eye-opening sweep of a novel political constellation, revealing its deep historical roots. Fossil-fuelled technologies were born steeped in racism. No one loved them more passionately than the classical fascists. Now right-wing forces have risen to the surface, some professing to have the solution—closing borders to save the nation as the climate breaks down.
Epic and riveting, White Skin, Black Fuel traces a future of political fronts that can only heat up."