The alternative right, more commonly referred to as the alt-right, is a political movement that emerged in the twenty-first century as a response to growing dissatisfaction with mainstream conservativism, certain social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter and feminism, and free-market capitalism. Much of the alt-right movement originated online, where it continues to gather momentum, allowing many of its members to remain anonymous.
The alt-right has neither established nor organized itself as an official political party with a documented list of members. The movement has widely been associated with fascism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and nativism by the media and some politicians. Many self-professed members of the alt-right object to this characterization, although critics of the movement assert that...Read more