Why you should take the alt-right seriously

In Australia Sky News After Dark is it’s Public Face (ODT)

The most recent subculture Neiwert examines is the alt-right, which he describes in his book as “an internet presence beset by digital trolls, unbridled conspiracism, angry-white-male-identity victimisation culture, and, ultimately, open racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic hatred, misogyny, and sexual and gender paranoia”.

Dylann Roof, who became radicalised by white supremacist websites, killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina in 2015 and it has been reported that the man who shot 58 people dead in Las Vegas last year believed in a raft of conspiracy theories.

Neiwert’s next book will be an instructional guide on how to talk friends and loved ones out of conspiratorial thinking.

“Trump could fall dead tomorrow but this will be with us for a long time,” he says.

via Why you should take the alt-right seriously

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