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Dr. Mark Dyal is an American scholar and writer. He has an M.A. in black studies and a Ph.D. in anthropology. His dissertation is on Italian “Ultras” — soccer hooligans and skinheads — focusing on their “agonistic” subculture and its roots in Italian fascism; in Counter-Enlightenment thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Julius Evola, and Georges Sorel; and in the indigenous European resistance of globalization, liberalism, and immigration.
- His upbringing and relationship to his Southern roots
- His youthful engagement with black American culture
- His experiences as a white American pursuing graduate degrees in black studies
- His decision to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology
- The influence of Nietzsche on his thinking
- The political biases of the anthropology profession
- His experiences in Rome living with and studying Italian Ultras
- His discovery of the North American New Right