The Fascist Party in Wales?

Plaid Cymru, Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism

Author(s): Richard Wyn Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • May 2014 · 144pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9781783160563
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783161560
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783161577
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783160570

About The Book

For decades, otherwise highly respected figures in Welsh life have repeatedly claimed that Welsh nationalists sympathised with Fascism during the dark days of the 1930s and the Second World War. In this path-breaking book, Wales's leading political commentator assesses the truth of these charges. In addition to shedding new light on the attitudes of Plaid Cymru and its leadership during the period in question, this book offers an insightful and challenging interpretation of the nature Welsh political culture.


"An impressive volume that buries forever one of the most destructive political lies in Welsh political discourse" Adam Price, former Plaid Cymru MP, adviser to Leanne Wood "A thorough and penetrating response, written in direct prose, to an issue that has been both provocative and damaging in Wales for many decades" Guto Harri, Director of Communications for News UK, former BBC Political Correspondent BBC


Introduction The Accusations Recognising Fascists and Fascism Defining Fascism The state The glorification of violence The glorification of leaders and leadership Anti-semitism Wales during a decade of war Welsh Political Culture Conclusion: Redemption and Exclusion Bibliography Index

About the Author(s)

Richard Wyn Jones

Professor Richard Wyn Jones is Professor of Welsh Politics and Director, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University.

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