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Dark Right

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Batman Viewed from the Right

Why is Batman a staple of Right-wing discussions and memes? The entire superhero genre is inherently anti-liberal, for even though superheroes generally fight for liberal humanist values, they do so outside the law. They are vigilantes, and vigilantism only becomes necessary when the liberal system breaks down.

But the character of Batman, particularly after being rebooted in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and developed in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, is not just anti-liberal, but decidedly Right-wing. The essays in Dark Right show us why, focusing on Traditionalist, masculinist, and New Right themes in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but also exploring other films, comics, and graphic novels.

Dark Right includes essays by the leading cultural critics of the New Right, including editors Greg Johnson and Gregory Hood, plus Trevor Lynch, Jason Reza Jorjani, Christopher Pankhurst, Will Windsor, James J. O’Meara, Zachary O. Ray, Jonathan Bowden, Spencer J. Quinn, David Yorkshire, and Andrew Hamilton.

In Praise of Dark Right

“Few on the Right understand the importance of engaging popular culture like Dr. Greg Johnson and Gregory Hood. This collection of essays is not just a reminder of why their work is so vital, but also why they represent two of the most stalwart leaders and thinkers of the Dissident Right.”

—Paul Kersey, Stuff Black People Don’t Like

Dark Right is a landmark collection, demonstrating the power of New Right ideas for understanding popular culture—and the power of popular culture for inspiring Right-wing thought and action. Read this book, and I guarantee you will want to join the League of Shadows.”

—Jeff Costello, author of The Importance of James Bond

Contents

 Editors’ Introduction—Gregory Hood & Greg Johnson

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Batman Begins—Trevor Lynch
The Dark Knight—Trevor Lynch
The Dark Knight Rises—Trevor Lynch
The Order in Action: The Dark Knight Rises—Gregory Hood
Conservatism’s League of Stupidity: Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker?—Gregory Hood & Luke Gordon
Gotham Guardian: Will the Real Batman Please Stand Up?—Jason Reza Jorjani
Superheroes, Sovereignty, & the Deep State—Greg Johnson
Caesar Without Gods—Christopher Pankhurst
A Dark Knight without a King—Will Windsor
The Ponderous Weight of the Dark Knight—James J. O’Meara

Batman vs. Superman

Man of Steel—Trevor Lynch
Superman & the White Christ: Man of Steel—Gregory Hood
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—Trevor Lynch
Justice League—Trevor Lynch

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Alt Knight: A Retrospect of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns for the Current Year—Zachary O. Ray
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns—Trevor Lynch
Batman & the Joker—Jonathan Bowden
Arkham Asylum: An Analysis—Jonathan Bowden
Batman as Comedy—Spencer J. Quinn

Tim Burton’s Batman Movies
Tim Burton’s Batman: Putting the Gothic into Gotham—David Yorkshire
Batman Returns: An Anti-Semitic Allegory?—Andrew Hamilton
Index

About the Authors

Authors: Gregory Hood & Greg Johnson, (eds.)
Pages: 222
Binding: Hardcover
Published: 2018
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1940933504

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