Joe Mulhall is Senior Researcher at the UK's largest anti-fascism organisation, HOPE Not Hate, and a leading expert on far-right extremism. Author of British Fascism After the Holocaust (Routledge, 2020), he haswritten for the Guardian and New Statesman, and appears worldwide on TV news programmes.
Mulhall watches the extreme right revival from the inside - as an anti-fascist infiltrator criss-crossing the global networks of modern fascism - but he brings a deep analytical focus. By the end of it we understand one thing: the threat of a second fascist era is real.* Paul Mason, author of Postcapitalism *
Few, if any, are better placed to write a book of this breadth and scale than Joe Mulhall. Not only increasingly pertinent, the global far right needs to be understood on all levels if it is to be tamed. Many, me included, would enthusiastically embrace such a book.* Mark Townsend, Observer Home Affairs Editor and author of No Return: The True Story of How Martyrs are Made *
Joe has had a unique view of the far right over the past decade as it transformed from a marginal subculture into one of the defining political currents of our time. He understands how these groups think and operate, and is perfectly placed to guide readers through this disturbing but vital story.* Daniel Trilling, author of Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain's Far Right *
An urgent missive from the global frontlines of the fight against fascism.* Nima Elbagir, CNN Senior International Correspondent *
A blend of journalism, history, and memoir, Drums in the Distance serves as a dramatic warning of the resurgence of racialized violence and the normalization of extremism in public life and politics around the world. [The book] documents the growing danger of far-right extremism and makes a convincing argument for doing something about it.* Foreword Reviews *
What struck me about [Drums in the Distance] is that Joe Mulhall is someone who has walked the walk [...] and he also offers fascinating analysis into the global Far Right movement.* Mobeen Azhar, BBC Radio 5 Live *