This is a powerful study of the growth of the right wing in a reunited Germany. Setting this in its historical context, and especially in the context of the end of the Cold War, the author examines the implosion of communism and of the growth of xenophobia and right-wing politics in modern and contemporary Europe. The backdrop of 20th century German history and of Germanys position as the European regional super-power make this book an especially important and topical contribution.