Rise of white supremacy

From National Affairs, Ramon Lopez on answering the alt-Right. John Jackson on how not to write about white supremacy. The alt-Right doesn’t know what to do with white women. These wealthy institutions are quietly financing white nationalism: Organizations that claim to serve the public good are enriching Robert Mercer. YouTube Trumpkin and former Milo intern Lane Davis kills his own dad for calling him a Nazi. Racist, violent, unpunished: A.C. Thompson on a white hate group’s campaign of menace. White supremacists share bomb-making materials in online chats. Peter Moskowitz on a year in the violent rise of white supremacy.

Carlos Lozada reviews Making Sense of the Alt-Right by George Hawley (and more); Kill All Normies by Angela Nagle; and Alt-America by David Neiwert. What to do when racists try to hijack your religion: White supremacists are coopting Norse heathen symbols. Andrew Boyer on what we really learned in Charlottesville. The making of an American Nazi: How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-Right’s most vicious troll and propagandist — and how might he be stopped? The rise of the “westernists”: The “alt-right” shares something important with Islamists — they both owe much of their recent success to quickly grasping the fact that politics is no longer just about policies.

White nationalist Richard Spencer banned from 26 European nations. Post-traumatic whiteness: Joseph Darda on how Vietnam veterans became the basis for a new white identity politics. Political correctness isn’t the problem: The “real” bigotry is not suppression of speech, but white nationalism. Adam Hochschild reviews The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon and Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s by Felix Harcourt.

A voice of hate in America’s heartland: Tony Hovater, a 29-year-old welder, helped form a pro-Nazi group — now he is hoping his bigotry and fascist ideals will go mainstream (and more and more and more and more). Nazis are just like you and me, except they’re Nazis.