Daniel Friberg

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Daniel Friberg
Born 1978
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Publisher
Known for

Daniel Friberg (born 1978) is a Swedish businessman, publisher, and writer, described as a leading figure of the Swedish new right and global alt-right movements.[1][2] He is the CEO and co-founder of Arktos Media, and co-founder and European editor of the website AltRight.com in partnership with American white supremacist Richard Spencer.[3][4]

Friberg grew up in Gothenburg in a politically left-leaning family, but claims he was drawn to right-wing views by witnessing immigrant children targeting whites in his school.[3] In his teenage years he became involved with the Swedish white nationalist and neo-nazi culture of the 1990s,[5] and has spent time in prison for weapons offenses.[3][4] In 2001 he founded Nordic Press, a publishing and music distribution company that primarily sold albums by white power bands.[6][7] In his 20s he distanced himself from neo-nazi culture, and in 2004 became inspired by Nouvelle Droite (New Right) literature, especially the works of Alain de Benoist.[8] Friberg earned an MBA from Gothenburg University in 2006, and was CEO of Wiking Mineral until 2016.[3] He helped establish the website Metapedia, the think tank Motpol, and online forum Nordisk, popular with Scandinavian nationalists and other far-right users.[3][7]

Friberg's beliefs include identitarianism, which opposes multiculturalism and migration,[2] and ethnopluralism.[7] His 2015 book, The Real Right Returns: A Handbook for the True Opposition, has been described as Friberg's "manifesto, and a handbook for alt-right activists".[3] In 2017 he partnered with the American Richard Spencer and the white nationalist website Red Ice to found AltRight.com, and has organized conferences uniting European and U.S. right-wing figures.[3][7] He attended the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Virginia, which broke out in violence.[9]

References

  1. ^ Millman, Jenna; Torres, Ignacio; Taguchi, Emily; Valiente, Alexa (2 December 2017). "Extreme right wing movement gains momentum in Europe, echoes heard around the world". ABC News.
  2. ^ a b Stavrou, David (28 December 2017). "How Sweden Became a Thriving Base of neo-Nazi Ideology". Haaretz.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Porter, Tom (3 March 2017). "Meet Daniel Friberg, the Swedish mining tycoon bankrolling the alt-right's global media empire". International Business Times UK.
  4. ^ a b Schaeffer, Carol (May 28, 2017). "How Hungary Became a Haven for the Alt-Right". The Atlantic.
  5. ^ Teitelbaum 2017, pp. 32-34.
  6. ^ Teitelbaum 2017, pp. 35-37.
  7. ^ a b c d Feder, J. Lester; Mannheimer, Edgar (May 3, 2017). "How Sweden Became "The Most Alt-Right" Country In Europe". BuzzFeed News.
  8. ^ Teitelbaum 2017, pp. 45-47.
  9. ^ Hume, Tim (17 August 2017). "White nationalists in Europe loved Trump's Charlottesville response". VICE News.

Bibliography

External links

  • Daniel Friberg at Arktos Media
  • Daniel Friberg AltRight.com
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