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[[File:Fish_Hook_Theory.png|upright=1.0|thumb|Proponents of Fish Hook Theory  argue that the [[extreme right]] and the [[political center]] are closer to each other than either is to the [[extreme left]]]]
 
[[File:Fish_Hook_Theory.png|upright=1.0|thumb|Proponents of Fish Hook Theory  argue that the [[extreme right]] and the [[political center]] are closer to each other than either is to the [[extreme left]]]]
  
The '''fish hook theory'''<ref>{{cite web|url=https://psmag.com/social-justice/an-end-to-horseshoe-theory|title=Let's Put an End to 'Horseshoe Theory' Once and for All|first=Noah|last=Berlatsky|website=Pacific Standard}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://progressivearmy.com/2017/10/08/fish-hook-theory-real/|title=Fish Hook Theory Is Real|date=8 October 2017|website=The Progressive Army}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://theweek.com/articles/755549/time-abandon-horseshoe-theory|title=It's time to abandon 'horseshoe theory'|date=24 March 2018|website=theweek.com}}</ref> asserts that the [[political center]] and the [[far-right]] on the [[political]] spectrum are in fact very close, as centrist parties have been, either directly or indirectly, supportive to far-right, [[fascist]] and [[nazist]] political parties and politics, through their actions and policies. Thus, the [[left-right political spectrum]] actually resembles a [[fish hook]], with the far-left positioned in the eye of the hook, the centre positioned in the middle of the shank and the far-right in the point of the hook.
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The '''fish hook theory'''<ref>{{cite news|url=https://psmag.com/social-justice/an-end-to-horseshoe-theory|title=Let's Put an End to 'Horseshoe Theory' Once and for All|first=Noah|last=Berlatsky|date=February 9, 2018|newspaper=[[Pacific Standard]]}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://progressivearmy.com/2017/10/08/fish-hook-theory-real/|author=Lynch, Beth|date=October 8, 2017|title=Fish Hook Theory Is Real|website=The Progressive Army}}</ref> asserts that the [[political center]] and the [[far-right]] on the [[political]] spectrum are in fact closely related, as centrist parties have been, either directly or indirectly, supportive to far-right, [[fascist]] and [[nazist]] political parties and politics, through their actions and policies.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://theconversation.com/horseshoe-theory-is-nonsense-the-far-right-and-far-left-have-little-in-common-77588|title='Horseshoe theory' is nonsense – the far right and far left have little in common|date=May 12, 2017|first=Simon|last=Choat|website=[[The Conversation (website)|The Conversation (US)]]}}</ref>  Thus, the [[left-right political spectrum]] actually resembles a [[fish hook]], with the far-left positioned in the eye of the hook, the centre positioned in the middle of the shank and the far-right in the point of the hook. The [[Weimar Republic]] is one of the many historical examples.
  
It has been created in response to the [[horseshoe theory]] equating the [[far-left]] to the [[far-right]] due to allegedly similar tactics, despite having fundamentally opposing beliefs. While there have been cases made for this theory, it is has not been widely studied in [[political theory]] and it mostly inhabits popular discourse, as a means of satire and discredit towards the horseshoe theory.
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The theory was created in response to the [[horseshoe theory]], which compares the similar btactics of the [[far-left]] to the [[far-right]], despite having somewhat opposing beliefs. While there have been cases made for the fish hook theory, it is has not been widely studied in [[political theory]] and it mostly inhabits popular discourse, as a means of satire intended to discredit the horseshoe theory.
 
 
One of the proponents of the theory is Simon Choat, a senior lecturer in political theory at [[Kingston University]]. He argues that it has been centrists who have supported far-right and [[fascist]] regimes that they prefer in power over [[socialist]] ones.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://theconversation.com/horseshoe-theory-is-nonsense-the-far-right-and-far-left-have-little-in-common-77588|title='Horseshoe theory' is nonsense – the far right and far left have little in common|first=Simon|last=Choat|website=The Conversation}}</ref> The [[Weimar Republic]] is one of the many historical examples.
 
  
 
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Proponents of Fish Hook Theory argue that the extreme right and the political center are closer to each other than either is to the extreme left

The fish hook theory[1][2] asserts that the political center and the far-right on the political spectrum are in fact closely related, as centrist parties have been, either directly or indirectly, supportive to far-right, fascist and nazist political parties and politics, through their actions and policies.[3] Thus, the left-right political spectrum actually resembles a fish hook, with the far-left positioned in the eye of the hook, the centre positioned in the middle of the shank and the far-right in the point of the hook. The Weimar Republic is one of the many historical examples.

The theory was created in response to the horseshoe theory, which compares the similar btactics of the far-left to the far-right, despite having somewhat opposing beliefs. While there have been cases made for the fish hook theory, it is has not been widely studied in political theory and it mostly inhabits popular discourse, as a means of satire intended to discredit the horseshoe theory.

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