White nationalists give two cheers for British exit
By Hannah Gais
While it’s too soon to tell what effect Brexit will have on the U.S. election in November, it’ll undoubtedly act as a shot in the arm for a resurgent far-right. Trump’s campaign has already energized the once-struggling white nationalist movement. Brexit—living proof that virulently nativist politics can find their way into the mainstream and can deal a severe blow to the global order within the confines of the democratic process—can only embolden them.
America’s younger white nationalists have embraced the European far-right as a model for their own movement. The American alt-right—a term devised by National Policy Institute director and noted white nationalist, Richard Spencer—has strong European connections, largely through its embrace of “identitarianism.”
Failed institutions, clueless politicians, and betrayed voters
By Gordon Adams
The elites really are out of touch! Watch out for the consequences. On the morning after votes were counted in the United Kingdom, I sat for an hour on a conference call hosted by the Atlantic Council, where the “policy 1 percent” talked about the implications of the British vote to leave the EU.
What you had was an intelligent, but largely irrelevant discussion among elite writers, diplomats, financiers, and think-tankers who focus, rather narrowly, I fear, on what they love to call the “European Project”—the 65-year effort to integrate more closely the markets and economic activities of European countries.
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