Once a Political Force, Richard Spencer and National Policy Institute Go Quiet - 2020-01-10
The National Policy Institute, led by Richard Spencer since 2011, has posted just one new article on its website in the past year. The NPI has also lost its tax-exempt status. It lost its active-status corporation designation in Virginia in 2018 and in Montana three years earlier.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization has also lost two key Spencer associates. A longtime ally, Evan McLaren, resigned as executive director of NPI in April 2018, less than a year after taking that post. He hasn't been replaced.
Evan McLaren of the National Policy Institute was one of the leaders of a torch-lit march in August 2017 in which hundreds of Unite the Right attendees yelled Nazi slogans as they paraded through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by McCausland Havens)