With white nationalist discourse on the rise in the U.S. and around the globe, today we focus our attention on the goals, strategies, and culture of the American alt-right. Our guest is Alexandra Minna Stern, author of Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination.
Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. She also holds appointments in the Departments of History, Women’s Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research focuses on the history of eugenics, genetics, society, and justice in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (University of California Press, 2015) and Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination (Beacon Press, 2019).
You can read Alexandra Minna Stern’s article “How the Alt-Right Plans to Take Over” published in The Progressive here.
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