The American media depicts the alt-right as a modern reincarnation of earlier US white supremacist movements. But, as political science professor George Hawley explains, the core of the alt-right’s ideals actually come from Europe, where, since the late 1960s, the far right has worked to recast racist and antidemocratic principles as a philosophy-based fight for cultural preservation. getAbstract believes anyone trying to understand the alt-right phenomenon will find this article helpful.
In this summary, you will learn
- Where the intellectual roots of America’s alt-right originate and
- How the alt-right tries to conceal its racist motivations.
About the Author
George Hawley is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama and the author of Making Sense of the Alt-Right.