SUNDAY June 4th Session 7: 3:40pm - 5:40pm
A discussion about the rise of the racist right and protofascism led by Angela Nagle. Angela Nagle is a cultural critic living in Ireland. She writes for the Baffler, Current Affairs, Jacobin and the Dublin Review of Books. Her essay "The New Man of 4Chan" was published by Baffler in 2016, her essay "Palecons for Porn" was published in Jacobin in February of 2017, and her book "Kill All Normies" is out from Zero Books. The topics covered in this panel will include whether the radical left needs to change tactics in order to take on a new right-wing threat, how internet culture contributes to a climate that is conducive to the development of ideological racists, and just what motivates the "alt-right."
The New Man of 4chan (the Baffler), Porn for Palecons (Jacobin)
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Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books, a novelist, a blogger, and a podcaster. His first novel, entitled Billy Moon tells the story of Christopher Robin Milne’s fictional involvement with the French general strike in May of 1968, and was released from Tor Books in 2013. His second book entitled After the Saucers Landed is about a Fluxus artist and Ufologist who sinks into a deep depression after the aliens arrive on schedule.
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The Baffler, Zero Books
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Angela Nagle is a cultural critic living in Ireland. She writes for the Baffler, Current Affairs, Jacobin and the Dublin Review of Books. Her essay "The New Man of 4Chan" was published by Baffler in 2016, her essay "Palecons for Porn" was published in Jacobin in February of 2017, and her book "Kill All Normies" is out from Zero Books.
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Shuja Haider is a contributing editor at Viewpoint and a writer for Jacobin. His essay "Safety Pins and Swastikas" was published in Viewpoint and reprinted in Jacobin in January 2017. Subsequently, he published "The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel," a genealogy of neoreaction, at Viewpoint.
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Ashley Frawley is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, Swansea University, Wales. She is the author of the book The Semiotics of Happiness.
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Hong Kong Review of Books
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Alfie Bown is the editor of the Hong Kong Review of Books and was one of the organizers of the now defunct Everyday Analysis Collective.
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Left Forum and LA Progressive