This book examines a wide array of phenomena that arguably constitute the most noxious, extreme, terrifying, murderous, secretive, authoritarian, and/or anti-democratic aspects of national and international politics. Scholars should not ignore these "dark sides" of politics, however unpleasant they may be, since they influence the world in a multitude of harmful ways. The first volume in this two-volume collection focuses on the history of underground neo-fascist networks in the post-World War II era; neo-fascist paramilitary and terrorist groups operating in Europe and Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s; and the manipulation of those and other terrorist organizations by the security forces of various states, both authoritarian and democratic. A range of global case studies are included, all of which focus on the lesser known activities of certain secular extremist milieus.
Bale, Jeffrey M. 2018. The Darkest Sides of Politics, I: Postwar Fascism, Covert Operations, and Terrorism. New York: Routledge. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=mtszDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT7&ots=yCt1UgwVof&sig=KqChEHhd7jToXbPoQTjW3aHNpaM#v=onepage&q&f=false