Andrew Anglin: The Making of an American Nazi - The Atlantic


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The Making of an American Nazi | O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,… | http://ift.tt/2zX5K7Z | via Instapaper and IFTTT
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december 2017 by habi
Could be about speech, trolling, and how 4chan tactics migrated from their sui generis start to right-wing alt-right sites. 100j
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december 2017 by scritic
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?
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december 2017 by cmhamill
“Welcome to the future,” he wrote. “We’re living in a science fiction nightmare.”

Shortly after the divorce proceedings began, Anglin found a new emotional outlet: listening to a right-wing radio host who claimed that 9/11 was an inside job. This was Alex Jones, who would go on to become America’s premier conspiracy theorist. For Anglin, he was an entry point into the “internet truth movement,” an online realm filled with all manner of paranoid delusions. Soon Anglin was pulling classmates aside to warn them about lizard people. After graduation, few of his friends saw or spoke to him again.

Anglin was by then spending a lot of time on 4chan, a website that lets users post images and comments anonymously, and that has drawn droves of socially isolated young people thumbing their noses at political correctness. The channers started memes and organized pranks that would later evolve into troll campaigns such as Gamergate, which targeted women in the gaming community with death threats and other abuse. On one board in particular, users vied to see who could make the most-racist comments, ostensibly as a joke. Over time, the humor receded and the racism stuck. “4chan was more influential on me than anything,” Anglin told me over email last year before he cut off communication.
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december 2017 by henryfarrell
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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december 2017 by archizoo
RT : Hey, so, ? This is how you profile a Nazi.
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november 2017 by ahow628
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by bdeskin
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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november 2017 by driptray
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by alexrudy
The Making of an American Nazi
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november 2017 by joechin
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by nikchia
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by aviflax
The Atlantic's December issue has a story that covers this issue without doing what the NYT did.
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november 2017 by judson
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by zota
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by alexdunae
He also arrived at a more fortuitous moment. Anglin and his ilk like to talk about the Overton Window, a term that describes the range of acceptable discourse in society. They’d been tugging at that window for years only to watch, with surprise and delight, as it flew wide open during Donald Trump’s candidacy. Suddenly it was okay to talk about banning Muslims or to cast Mexican immigrants as criminals and parasites—which meant Anglin’s even-more-extreme views weren’t as far outside the mainstream as they once had been. Anglin is the alt-right’s most accomplished propagandist, and his writing taps into some of the same anxieties and resentments that helped carry Trump to the presidency—chiefly a perceived loss of status among white men.
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november 2017 by Jibarosoy
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by freeatnet
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by fritter
RT : "The Making of an American Nazi" (, )
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november 2017 by brokenbottleboy
Such a powerful piece of reporting on the twisted journey of a Neo-Nazi troll
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november 2017 by madamjujujive
"How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?"
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november 2017 by jimmykduong
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by mrtoto
"We can bury you without touching you."
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november 2017 by topgold
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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november 2017 by bschlagel
The Making of an American Nazi
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by zephoria
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november 2017 by jrdodds
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by ashaw
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by jon_amar
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?
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O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by robw
“Non-ironic Nazism masquerading as ironic Nazism” was how he described his approach. Irony gave him cover to claim that he was just kidding around. He cited Infowars, Vice, and BuzzFeed as inspiration, but the closest analogue in terms of format and tone, he said, was Gawker.
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november 2017 by walt74
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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november 2017 by rjp
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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november 2017 by schmitz
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?
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november 2017 by SimonHurtz
if you want to be the subject of a long profile in a major magazine, the easiest way to do it is by becoming a nazi:
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november 2017 by matthewog
if you want to be the subject of a long profile in a major magazine, the easiest way to do it is by becoming a nazi:
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november 2017 by przcrbll
The Making of an American Nazi
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by Raymond1974
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by johnrclark
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up.
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november 2017 by disnet
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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november 2017 by adrian802
Not a labor of love but definitely a labor. My story on Andrew Anglin. The Making of an American Nazi
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november 2017 by lurrel
How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped? On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. via Pocket
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