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.
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