The Alt-Right and Transgression
One of the distinguishing features of the alt-right is their use of online countercultural practices. The spaces of the so-called “weird internet” once seen a joyously transgressive have come to be defined by alt-right trolls and anime Nazis. Angela Nagle’s “Kill All Normies” is the best summary to date of the online meme wars that came to play a huge role in the election of Donald Trump. In my review of her book for Overland I examine the controversial thesis that the extremely online Left have ceded ground to the alt-right through a vicious sectarian politics.