A Nationalist International? Thanks to German taxpayers, the far right gets a global think tank | Salon.com

Viktor Orban, Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Didn’t the Germans have the equivalent of Australia’s IPA backed by Murdoch Media? The Anglo- Universe was way ahead of them and seems to have been for years

What alt-right guru Steve Bannon failed to create, German taxpayers have just stepped in to revive: a Nationalist International. Thanks to the German government, the far right is about to get its own well-heeled global think tank, complete with the sort of political academy that was so dear to Bannon’s plan for world domination. Germany’s gift to the far right is the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation, the public policy arm of the country’s most prominent extremist party, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Erasmus, a Dutch humanist of the Renaissance best known for his ironic essay “In Praise of Folly,” would have been appalled at such a grotesque misappropriation of his name. The AfD, after all, has built its political base on a series of follies diametrically opposed to humanism, from its initial anti-immigration screeds to its current overtures to the anti-vaccination crowd.

Source: A Nationalist International? Thanks to German taxpayers, the far right gets a global think tank | Salon.com

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