The Beast Reawakens

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The Beast Reawakens
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Author Martin A. Lee
Country United States
Language English
Subject Neo-Nazism
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 546
ISBN 0-316-51959-6
LC Class JC481.L43 1997

The Beast Reawakens (later prints carried the subtitle Fascism's Resurgence from Hitler's Spymasters to Today's Neo-Nazi Groups and Right-Wing Extremists) is a 1997 book by investigative journalist Martin A. Lee, in which he tells the story of old-guard fascists' strategy for survival and the revival of fascism since 1944.[1] Special attention is given to ODESSA actions during the Cold War, international fascist networks, and political inroads to the right-wing mainstream. The book opens with a quotation from T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922), a favorite of Hitler's favorite commando, SS-Standartenführer Otto Skorzeny.


Joshua Rubinstein, reviewing the book for The New York Times, called it "a vivid survey of fascist resurgence throughout Europe".[2] Publishers Weekly described it as a "compelling, intelligent investigation, which reads more like a thriller than a history lesson".[3]


  1. ^ Bill Weinberg, "The Beast Reawakens" (review), The Nation, July 14, 1997  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ Joshua Rubinstein, "Hitler's Legacy", The New York Times, September 21, 1997.
  3. ^ "The Beast Reawakens" (review), Publishers Weekly.

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