‘Pai should be congratulated for tackling the subject and doing it with courage and passion….[a] timely contribution.’
Times Literary Supplement
'An enlightening, thoughtful and intelligent study in what makes the far right tick.'
'The virtue of Pai’s work is that, because she has many conversations and reproduces them at length, complexity is conveyed.'
'Hsiao-Hung skilfully draws out the sense of abandonment by mainstream politicians.'
'A lucid account of a deluded movement.'
'An important contribution to studies of far-right politics.'
LSE Review of Books
'[Pai] not only describes the origin of the EDL, what makes it tick and its relation to other far-right movements in Britain. She also daringly investigates the personal and societal circumstances that push many Britons to join their ranks. Her book is a true eye-opener and a reminder that much remains to be done.'
The World Today
'At a time when far-right politics are sweeping across Europe and beyond, this book provides an important insight into not only the likely driving forces behind such movements but also the effect they have on the mainstream.'
Left Foot Forward
'A hugely insightful account by one of the bravest contemporary journalists in the business.'
The Morning Star
'A valuable insight into the minds of people who choose to hate.'
'An interesting and detailed insight into some of the some of the leading players in contemporary far-right movements in Britain.'
Muslim World Book Review
‘With her calm and unflinching investigative journalism, Hsiao-Hung Pai sheds light on the dynamics of class and racism in Britain today. Essential reading for anybody interested in the contemporary far right, and what feeds it.’
Daniel Trilling, author of Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right
‘One of Britain’s best investigative journalists, Pai addresses a defining issue of our time: the nature of extremism. The result is one of the finest accounts of the British far Right.’
Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror