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A peculiar patriotism

A peculiar patriotism

“You pretend that you are patriots, but you are anything but,” said Virginia’s governor Terry McAuliffe in condemning the violence of neo-Nazis and white nationalist supremacists Saturday in Charlottesville. To the contrary, American white nationalist belief is grounded firmly in its own brand of patriotism. To fail to grasp this fact is to underestimate the difficulty of the struggle against it. For these folks, the threatened take-down of a statue of Robert

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