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The Politics of the American Far Right

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L. Gilson

Course Long Title

The Politics of the American Far Right


What defines the contemporary American far right, and where is it headed? This course examines how the political and social landscape of the twenty-first century United States has -- and has not -- shaped the politics of the reactionary right. Topics include white supremacy and "identitarianism," militia groups, the digitization of the far right, conspiracy theorizing, and the relationship between contemporary conservatism and the "radical right." Prerequisite(s): one 100-level politics course. Recommended background: PLTC 191.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Identities & Interests), (PLTC: Phil., Lit., Legal St.)

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every other year