About Matthew N. Lyons

Matthew N. Lyons is an independent scholar and freelance writer who studies reactionary and supremacist movements. He co-authored Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort with Chip Berlet.

An Alt Right Update

These notes are based on a talk I gave in Seattle on July 22, 2017 and the discussions that followed. Thanks to the organizers of that event, my fellow presenters, and everyone who attended. Special thanks also to the members Read More

What is Fascism?

Originally published in 1997. Author’s Note: I am skeptical of efforts to produce a “definition” of fascism. As a dynamic historical current, fascism has taken many different forms, and has evolved dramatically in some ways. To understand what fascism has Read More