Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The intersection of white nationalism, the alt-right and Ron Paul

Where did Donald Trump get his racialized rhetoric? From libertarians.

By Matthew Sheffield September 2, WashPost

Matthew Sheffield is the editor of Praxis, an online journal of politics, technology and media.

Hillary Clinton and her campaign have been going out of their way to make a surprising argument about Donald Trump: He’s not really a Republican.

At the Democratic convention, several speakers said Trump represented a complete break from the conservative traditions of the GOP. Last month, Clinton delivered a similar message in a speech linking Trump to the white-nationalist political movement known as the “alt-right.” “This is not conservatism as we have known it,” she asserted.

According to Clinton — and many conservative intellectuals who oppose Trump — the conspiratorial, winking-at-racists campaign he has been running represents a novel departure from Republican politics.

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