The alt-right: reactionary rehabilitation for white masculinity: US alt-right extremism is a logical consequence of mainstream neo-conservatism

@article{Kelly2017TheAR,
  title={The alt-right: reactionary rehabilitation for white masculinity: US alt-right extremism is a logical consequence of mainstream neo-conservatism},
  author={Annie Kelly},
  journal={Soundings: A journal of politics and culture},
  year={2017},
  volume={66},
  pages={68 - 78}
}
  • Annie Kelly
  • Published 15 August 2017
  • Art
  • Soundings: A journal of politics and culture
After the 2016 presidential election, as the US media scrambled for ways to understand the sources of Trump’s support, there was a dramatic proliferation on news sites of profiles of figures from the alt-right such as Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer – many of them alarmingly deferential in tone. Almost immediately, however, there was an understandable backlash from liberal commentators and activists, urging journalists to stop using the euphemistic ‘alt-right’ moniker and to instead refer… 

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