I first read about mob violence when I was a teenager learning about the lynch mobs in the American South but I hope readers will realise that #The Window is not simply about right-wing hatred and thuggery. The story is the fourth in the collection Gentlemen’s Agreement and Other Stories was written purely incidentally in Germany and is about a protest march by neo-Nazis based on an impartial eyewitness account. It draws parallels with history, with extreme nationalists in rich and poor countries around the world, and with the aggression of left-wing/anti-capitalist mobs in Britain. I briefly reflect on women in right-wing groups and how they perceive their role compared with how the men view them. There is also the effect of the protest march on the local town which happened to have more immigrants. There is no counter demonstration and it’s unclear what the locals think of the protest.
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