Religion and the Alt-Right

Authored by: George Hawley

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Politics and Ideology

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367417826
eBook ISBN: 9780367816230
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When the so-called Alt-Right, short for “alternative right,” began making its presence known in American politics, mostly in the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it garnered an extraordinary amount of attention from journalists, watchdog groups, and scholars. The Alt-Right's rapid rise seemed shocking to many people. However, the Alt-Right's ideology was not new, even if it used novel tactics. At its core, the Alt-Right was the latest manifestation of the white nationalist movement that has long existed in various forms in the United States.

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