Kevin Coogan is a Special Advisor to the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. A longtime investigative journalist, he is the author of Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International (1999), an exhaustive examination of the rebirth of far right radical movements both in Europe and the United States in the aftermath of World War II, as reflected in the life and writings of Francis Parker Yockey.
In the two decades preceding the publication of Dreamer of the Day , Mr. Coogan worked as an independent investigative journalist specializing in the ideology and personages of the extreme left and right. His work has appeared in such journals as The Village Voice, Mother Jones, The Nation, The National Catholic Reporter, and Parapolitics . Since the publication of his book, Mr. Coogan has written investigative pieces for the journal Hit List on a sectarian Marxist-Leninist group known as the Workers World Party and its influence over ANSWER, a leading “anti-war” group currently headed by Ramsey Clark, the former US Attorney General who is now in Baghdad working as a lawyer for Saddam Hussein.
While Mr. Coogan's main interest has been in extreme right activities overseas, he also contributed an article to Intelligence Report , a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center, on a right-wing skinhead named Leo Felton who had been arrested and convicted of planning to bomb black and Jewish sites in Boston . In May 2003 Mr. Coogan presented a paper on a right-wing American group from the 1950s called the Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC) at a conference in Amsterdam sponsored by the University of Amsterdam and the International Institute for Social History.
At present, Mr. Coogan continues to carry out research on various types of extremist groups. He is also working on his next book, an examination of Karl Marx and his relationship with the British “Turkophile” and Middle East expert David Urquhart, as well as on the role played by “Russophobia” in 19th-century European radicalism as it relates to the “Eastern Question”.