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Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

The story of 2016 was one of right-wing extremists ascendant. But even as young racist radicals gained attention and influence, important members of the generation that preceded them passed away. Among them:

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

Google aspires “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Facebook’s mission is to “make the world more open and connected.” Twitter, while occasionally billing itself as “the free speech wing of the free speech party,” prohibits “hateful conduct,” telling users: “You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

A nation roiled by a vicious and protracted presidential campaign and shocked and saddened by graphic evidence of the deaths of multiple unarmed black men at the hands of police officers, woke on July 8 to the nightmarish news that a sniper had assassinated five Dallas police officers who were providing security at an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

Emboldened by a presidential candidate who embraced their ideas with a nudge and a wink, and electrified by his victory, white nationalists in 2016 fanned out and spread their message of fear and loathing among the nation’s young people.

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

Last December, an armed, 28-year-old North Carolina man stormed into a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor called Comet Ping-Pong, bent on investigating the stories he’d heard about it being part of a child sex-slavery ring closely tied to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Before it was over, Edgar Welch had fired a shot that harmed no one, but terrified restaurant customers and staff alike.

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

A director and a screenwriter discuss their new movie about white supremacists and what they hoped to accomplish.

Intelligence Report
2017
Spring Issue
February 15, 2017

The radical right was more successful in entering the political mainstream last year than in half a century. How did it happen?

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