[Ads-l] Strong WOTY Candidate: Alt-Right

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 16 07:57:07 UTC 2016

Alt-right is on Oxford Dictionaries' WOTY shortlist (post-truth came tops).


Here's a 2003:

2003 March 31, Reeves, Andrew, “Re: VDI: William F. Buckley Jr.”, in
soc.history.what-if, Usenet[1],  message-ID
<fd61b1a1.0303310802.1540fd2f at posting.google.com>:

So a right without a Buckley will probably be smaller, and uglier to
boot. I would expect this alt-right to be a lot more vigorously
opposed to the civil rights movement than OTL's. It will also be much
less relevant, and probably not snag a certain Californian actor. I
predict, then, that America, on the whole, looks a bit more like a
Western European social democracy, but with a right wing that looks
(hmm...thinking...) well, looks almost fascist.

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/soc.history.what-if/8JfzHdB-M_8/8U8R1Ggsb9QJ


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