Introduction

My name is Wesley Massey. I’m a 4th year undergrad History student (this is my 6th and final year).

I’m very interested in European history of any time period (medieval, early-modern, modern, contemporary). My specific interest is looking at how power works, why certain populist leaders are permitted by their societies to accomplishes their agendas (no matter how controversial or damaging to the country they may in fact be), and most importantly how those autocratic or populist feaders maintain their influence and legitimacy. I’ll put it another way, that might resonate better by quoting a rather famous author “Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”[1]

I’m interested in learning more about how the far-right is able to maintain itself when the majority are not behind them in this class.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, playing chess, and hanging out with my dogs.

[1] George R.R. Martin. A Clash of Kings. 1998. New York: Bantam, 2000. 131-132.

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