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Beyond Alt

posted on May 1, 2017

New York magazine profiles the far right, documenting the white supremacist, Islamophobic, and misogynist counterculture that has increasingly used the internet to spread its message in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. The authors write, “To many on the radicalized right, social progress is a zero-sum game in which minority groups and women have been winning at the expense of the previous kings of the castle.” They add, “The alt-right’s fixation on the dangers of radical Islam has a kind of poetic irony to it: Like ISIS, it is fringe extremist, punkish, and digital in its pursuit of medievally brutal goals, more focused on blowing up the existing system than creating a new one.”

Read at New York