The article outlines the threat alliances between environmental activists and radical figures might represent for democracy. Talking about the discourse about nations, Professor Catterall said: “People of the far-right tend to be primordialists; they tend to see the nation as a natural community rather than an imagined community.”
Similarly, environmentalists share the same outlook, advocating for a long-lasting balanced state of nature. According to the article, fascist tendencies and environmentalism together are more threatening than they are against each other.
Professor Catterall concluded: “There is an opportunity here, which the far-right parties have not yet spotted, and there is a risk that they could spot this, and they could use it very effectively because, after all, there is a lot of hostility to science.”