The seeds of the alt-right, America's emergent right-wing populist movement - 2016-11-23

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F0.png The seeds of the alt-right, America's emergent right-wing populist movement November 23, 2016, George Michael, The Conversation

Over the past year, far-right activists – which some have labeled the "alt-right" – have gone from being an obscure, largely online subculture to a player at the very center of American politics.

On August 12, an amalgamation of far-right activist groups, ranging from Vanguard America to Identity Evropa, convened in Charlottesville, Virginia for a "Unite the Right" rally. The event took a tragic turn tragic when a 20-year-old white supremacist from Ohio plowed into a crowd of counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19.

Long relegated to the cultural and political fringe, alt-right activists were among the most enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump. Former Breitbart.com executive Steve Bannon – who declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" – is the President's chief political strategist.

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