This paper recounts right wing terrorist activities in Italy, West Germany, and France since 1980, a year in which there was a dramatic increase in the number of such events. The author suggests that this surge may have resulted from official and public denigration of previous right-wing terrorism, and cautions against falling into the same apathy again. He reviews the international ties among terrorist groups, including a new affinity between right and left extremists. He concludes that, although there has been a general decline in neo-Nazi/neo-fascist terrorism since the 1980 bombings, the threat posed by right-wing extremists in Germany, France, and, to a lesser extent, Italy has not subsided.
Hoffman, Bruce, Right-Wing Terrorism in Europe Since 1980. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1984. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P7029.html.
Hoffman, Bruce, Right-Wing Terrorism in Europe Since 1980, RAND Corporation, P-7029, 1984. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P7029.html