George Hawley, Assistant
professor of Political Science at University of Alabama, and author of Making
Sense of the Alt-Right and Right wing Critics of American Conservatism
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What is the Alt-right
What about Alt-left
Describe a typical person who
You say, in your book, that
the things they say are appalling. Please give some examples.
These are not your typical
conservatives. You told the Washington Post,
"They're opposed to George W. Bush and especially to the
neoconservative wing of the conservative movement. So, libertarians and
paleoconservatives and the racial right all could be classified as alt-right,
though, over time, the racial element became more explicit.
Talk about the alt-right's
You say that the alt-right is
an outgrowth of Troll culture. Explain
You say that the Alt-right
offers progressives some hope, that the alt-right may hate conservatives more
than they do progressives. Elaborate.
How are conventional
conservatives dealing with the Alt-right?
What are the goals of the
What's the connection between
the alt-right and White Christians, who, it's just been reporting, now make up
just 43% of the US population?
Alt Right people don't like
the term White Supremacist. What are the terms that they do like.
You say that they are not
violent, like other groups. But is Alt-right, the equivalent of a "gateway
drug" that introduces people to ideas that lead them to hard hate?
Talk more about the internet
connection--and any bottom up or top down aspects
What about Steve Bannon,
Breitbart, Alex Jones, Prison Planet, Joseph Watson?
What are the biggest online
gathering places for the Alt-Right?
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