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Far-right groups are proliferating across all major democracies. Investigative journalist David Neiwert charts the rise of the alt-right in America, and has fascinating insights into its role in the election of Donald Trump.

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“More than anyone else, Neiwert understands that Trumpism has deep roots in American culture and history.”

Jeet Heer, senior editor at The New Republic

Demystify America's alt-right with award-winning journalist David Neiwert

In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, commentators and pundits around the world are still struggling to find reasons to explain it. His strong support from racist hate groups has been hard to reconcile with a view of a republic based on values of equality and opportunity.

David Neiwert, author of Alt-America, understands right-wing populism in America. It was born of a mix of mainstream conservatives unifying with the racist far-right; of a young, media-savvy generation of online white supremacists, and of a right-wing media feeding hostility. Throw in the historical strains of xenophobia, misogyny and resentment, and you've got yourself a cultural phenomenon.

Join Neiwert as he examines the growth of extremist groups, the style of Trump politics, and how we can work for positive change in a world that trades on sensationalism.

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David Neiwert is an American-born investigative journalist, author and contributor based in Seattle. In 2000 he received the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism for a domestic terrorism series he produced for

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump covers the rising in popularity of far-right groups in America, including white supremacists and xenophobes, since Donald Trump's election as president. He is an expert on American right-wing extremism.

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