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Alt-Right : from 4chan to the White House

Wendling, Mike, author

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  • Creator Mike Wendling
  • Format Books
  • Publication London : Pluto Press, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBNs 9780745337951, 0745337953, 9780745337456, 0745337457, 9781786802361, 1786802368, 9781786802385, 1786802384, 9781786802378, 1786802376
  • OCLC on1000143282

Summary

  • Media accounts to the contrary, the Alt-Right didn't just burst out of nowhere in 2016. They have been building their network quietly for years, using bulletin boards and social media to spread a toxic hybrid of technological utopianism, reactionary philosophy, and racial hatred. Wendling traces the rise of the movement and the evolution of its ideas, and he introduces us to some of its key figures. Exploring links between Alt-Right rhetoric and hate crimes and terrorism, he shows that the evidence connecting them is undeniable.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-283) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: Is it OK to punch a Nazi? -- The intellectuals -- The racialists -- The channers -- The meninists -- Language -- Media -- Neo-Nazis -- Ordinary guys -- Conspiracy theorists -- The violent fringe -- The White House -- Downfall