News in Review Jorg Haider: Austria Veers Right

News in Review Jorg Haider: Austria Veers Right

Haider, the xenophobic right-wing leader of one of the political parties in Austria’s current ruling coalition, has caused international furor with what critics have described as fascist statements and behaviour. The son of parents who were members of the Nazi party, Haider has said that some former Nazis were “nice people”. His main political message is noteworthy for its anti-immigration and anti-refugee sentiments, a position shared by other provocative right-wing political figures throughout Western Europe. His Austrian nationality and the historic connection of that nation to the Holocaust of the Second World War have created a chill in governments and countries around the world, leading some to urge that sanctions be imposed on Austria.

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April 2000
Haider, Jörg [LCSH] Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs [LCSH] Right-wing extremists -- Austria [LCSH] Fascism -- Austria [LCSH] Austria -- Politics and government -- 1945- [LCSH] Austria -- History -- 1955- [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Political science [LCSH]
Jörg Haider (Subject), Knowlton Nash (Host), Anna Maria Tremonti (Journalist), Paul Workman (Journalist), Don Murray (Journalist)
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