“The rebirth of the West begins with you!”—Self-improvement as radicalisation on 4chan

@article{Elley2021TheRO,
  title={“The rebirth of the West begins with you!”—Self-improvement as radicalisation on 4chan},
  author={Benjamin Elley},
  journal={Humanities and Social Sciences Communications},
  year={2021},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-10}
}
  • B. Elley
  • Published 9 March 2021
  • Art
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
Among the discussion threads devoted to racism, conspiracies, and fascist dogma on 4chan’s notorious ‘Politically Incorrect’ board, there is also a small but significant number of posts on the topic of far-right self-improvement. These posts speak in a style that blends the language of self-help and fitness with far-right propaganda and conspiracies, and are designed to turn the movement from aimless online ‘shitposters’ into survivalists and soldiers. This article describes the unique form of… 

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