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James Q Whitman: Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

The US had race-based immigration law, admired by racists all over the world; and the Nazis, like their Right-wing European successors today (and so many US voters) were obsessed with the dangers posed by immigration.

April 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Andrew Hanin: Congratulations (Response to Tree of Life Massacre)

Congratulations on your victory. My fear of G-D redirected toward You. . You’ll never see me set foot in that depressed sacred space. Those armed guards aren’t ready for You. … Continue reading

December 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rahima Nasa: Four Men Arrested Over Unrest During 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville

The four are members or associates of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group based in Southern California, prosecutors say. . . Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced they had … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Lawson: For Jefferson Beauregard Sessions and my cousins Billie and Dave

When I was a boy in a Virginia suburb, The maids came on the bus each day, And cleaned and ironed and made us lunch. Outside, the colored vendor (“colored” … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

Fred Everett Maus: Recent Days in Charlottesville

It has been one month since the events of August 11-12. This morning, University of Virginia students in first-year dorms wake up to find anti-Muslim pamphlets. In the afternoon, an … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’

Editor’s note: A Berkeley, Calif., rally organized by a right-wing group turned violent Sunday after arrival of a group that carried an anarchist banner. Behind the rhetoric of the “alt-right” … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fred Everett Maus: Nazis in Charlottesville

Friday August 11, 2017 These days my emotional life doesn’t extend beyond Trump’s Korean brinksmanship and Charlottesville’s imminent white supremacist rally, the two competing for my terrified attention. “I am … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

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