The Far Right’s Alternative History

Is MAGA Whistling in the Dark?

April 29, 2021

The nationalist plank of radical-right, populist ideology asserts that the US is — and always will be — the overriding dominant world power on every measure. Yet such a belief flies in the face of the laws of history, a population ecology view of nation-states and power relations, and the...

How White Nationalists Use Livestreaming

The Ethics of Consuming Fascism

February 08, 2019

Is it possible to engage with the radical right without inadvertently supporting its intolerant ideology? In 1939, a Book of the Month Club (a US-based literary subscription service) edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published “for the political understanding of the American...

Donald Trump: The Odd Link between American Jews and the Alt-Right

December 12, 2018

What should we make of a substantial Jewish presence in Trump’s right-wing administration? One of the apparent curiosities of the Trump presidency is the significant role played by American Jews in his administration and his personal circle of friends, confidants and ex-confidants. To...

The Moral World of the Radical Right

August 07, 2018

To fully understand the rapid growth in the appeal of radical right politics to so many people, we also need to look at their moral and ethical worlds. Most explanations for the recent growth of the radical right rely upon some combination of structural concerns, ideological positions and...

What the Red Pill Means for Radicals

June 07, 2018

Taking the red pill, for both the manosphere and the alt-right, is the beginning of a process of radicalization in which an individual becomes enculturated in an extreme, reactionary worldview. Alek Minassian’s vehicular attack in Toronto in April has brought the term “incel” into the...

The Catholic Church Takes on Racism

March 29, 2018

Can the new Committee Against Racism help the Catholic Church bridge racial divides in America? The Catholic Church has stepped up its efforts to address the growing racial divide in America. During the annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) held in November 2017, the...

The Alt-Right Uses the Internet as a Weapon

November 21, 2017

The alt-right thrives off anonymity to spread its fascist, racist and misogynistic ideology, making it one of the most dangerous extremist movements America has ever seen. During the 2016 presidential election, a white nationalist movement known as the alt-right gained media attention. Since...

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