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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - August 14, 2018

Fash in DC; ACLU in Transition; Bookstore Wreckers; QAnon and its Discontents; Three Books on White Supremacy

Thousands of people confronted a small group of white nationalists near the White House on Sunday.,New York Times


What Sunday’s Unite the Right 2 Rally Tells Us About the State of the Alt-Right in America

By Jane Coaston

August 12, 2018


Attendance might be low, but we can learn a lot from the rally, counterprotests, and the broader response.

The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism

By Marin Cogan

July 16, 2018

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The New Republic

The ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes.

Meet the Far-Right Conspiracy Idiots Who Stormed Bookmarks

By Ben Cowles

August 6, 2018

Morning Star

The halfwits who went berserk in the central London socialist bookshop Bookmarks on Saturday afternoon are supporters of a oddball far-right group called Make Britain Great Again.


Trump’s Allies Struggle to Stop QAnon’s Spread

By Will Sommer

August 7, 2018

The Daily Beast

Fearing the left will turn the conspiracy theory against them, the president’s cheerleaders try to talk sense into the grassroots. It’s not working.


White Supremacy Has Always Been Mainstream

By Stephen Kantrowitz

July 23, 2018

Boston Review

If the hierarchy of races were real, it would easily have survived slave emancipation. Instead, that hierarchy must be constantly asserted and enforced.