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  • The Militia Menace

    by Tom Mockaitis

    The time has come to stop mincing words about militias and other far-right extremist groups. They are at best-armed vigilantes and at worst domestic terrorists acting on behalf of a racist ideology 



  • US Cables: Colombia’s Ex-President Suspected Of Militia Ties

    The National Security Archive has publicized documents from the George W. Bush administration which show the US government was well aware of ties between Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and right-wing paramilitary groups that the US had identified as terrorist groups. 



  • What We Don't Understand About Fascism

    by Victoria de Grazia

    It is less useful to draw comparisons between today's right-wing politics and past fascist parties than it is to understand how broad crisis in society resembles the conditions from which fascism arose. 



  • The Militias Against Masks

    After its emergence in the 1990s, the Michigan militia movement was dormant until the Obama years. The state's COVID lockdowns have brought a mix of libertarians, racists and anti-government radicals into a prominent public role again. 



  • Fascism: A Concern

    Is the application of "fascism" to describe today's politics accurate or useful? Historians including Samuel Moyn, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, David A. Bell, and Heather Ann Thompson add perspective. 



  • A Brief History of Dangerous Others

    by Richard Kreitner and Rick Perlstein

    Wielding the outside agitator trope has always, at bottom, been a way of putting dissidents in their place. The allegation is not even necessarily meant to be believed. It is simply a cover story, intended to shield from responsibility not only the authorities implicated in crimes or abuses of power, but also society as a whole. 



  • Four Years Embedded with the Alt-Right

    Documentarian Daniel Lombroso followed several prominent white nationalist media figures for his documentary film White Noise, which will screen on June 20 through AFI. 


  • How the GOP Brought Antisemitism from the Margins to the White House

    A new website tracking incidents of right-wing antisemitism finds that rarely a week goes by without the Republican Party boosting white nationalism. A long history of conservative maneuvering to portray Democrats and the left as antisemitic helps explain the lack of political consequences.



  • Let’s Be Inspired by True Past Leadership

    by Walter G. Moss

    Rather than inspiring us Americans to continue our fight against that main evil of our time, the coronavirus, President Trump encourages citizens to “liberate” their states from governors who have had enough sense to follow public-health guidelines that will save lives.