Category Archives: Politics

Memes: The Alt Right’s Art-Form

I have a new piece up at VDARE that touches upon the Alt Right’s use of memes as a form of art.

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Publius Exitus

Publius is leaving for a Hillsdale College gig (one hopes it is the primary reason). Nonetheless, the proximity of these two sentences to each other is most unnerving: “National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration, the … Continue reading

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Chappaquiddick (2018): Advance Reviews

Richard Roeper writes: Chappaquiddick reminds us that without the Kennedy name and influence, the man who drove a car off a bridge, swam to shore and left a young woman to die, and then went into hiding and defense mode, … Continue reading

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Ethnic Nationalism For Me, But Not For Thee

In his brief TAC essay “In Defense of Ethnic Nationalism”, Skomantas Pocius, a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and a native Lithuanian, riffs on this venerable theme: The story of Lithuania should … Continue reading

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George Hawley: Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?

While his recent book on the Alt Right was fairly balanced and rather level-headed, yet still politely condemned the AR itself, George Hawley’s recent speech to the (ahem) “Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Politics” is smug and gloating, and more clearly … Continue reading

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Alt Right: “Rumors of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated”

Progs are desperately trying to establish an “Alt Right is Dying” narrative, which they of course hope will be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Amanda Carpenter has written a piece in Salon titled “Alt-right is dying, but powerful conservatives are mainstreaming its … Continue reading

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Devine: The Challenge of the Alt-Right

Philip Devine, a professor at Providence College, discusses “The challenge of the alt-right”: [The Alt Right] rejects liberalism root and branch, including the sorts of liberalism Americans call conservative. Its unabashed tribalism is a response to the failings of both … Continue reading

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TAC v. Commentary

In boomer, CivNat journals like TAC, things like this are routine. First, in Commentary, Noah Rothman writes a derisive piece against ‘nationalists’, expressing his latent fear that ‘blood and soil’ nationalism is a real threat in both Europe and the … Continue reading

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Michael Brendan Dougherty: “Confiscating the Nation”

Writing in NR (of all places), Michael Brendan Dougherty has a rather bold piece titled “Confiscating the Nation”. The opening salvo: If post-nationalists succeed in deconstructing national loyalties, they will find that loyalties based on blood or creed come roaring … Continue reading

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Globalist Steven Pinker vs. Identity Politics

In The Weekly Standard, globalist Adam Rubenstein interviews fellow globalist Steven Pinker on the topic of identity politics. Early in the interview, Pinker let’s out this howler: Identity politics is the syndrome in which people’s beliefs and interests are assumed … Continue reading

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