The rise of the far right from Hungary to France, from Greece to the Netherlands, if it is (rightly) condemned among traditiona political circles, should not and cannot be ignored and just dismissed as the undeducated choice of sympathizers of an outdated fascist ideology. Rather, the rise of far right parties has happened precisely because of the discontent and the generalized feeling among large segments of the population that the political élite in each of these countries has failed to address the problems caused by globalization. The reasons for people to support the far right (and far left) are many and diverse. these reasons include the loss or, at least, dilution of traditional identities within impersonal and uncontrolled flows of goods, people, and capital, the decline of the political sphere in favor of the financial sphere, etc.