British critiques of American Nazism will ring hollow until we have a proper reckoning with colonialismby Jason Hickel / October 31, 2017 / Leave a comment
For those of us east of the Atlantic, the spectacle of American politics has moved from being bizarre and bemusing to downright terrifying. We’ve watched as a potent strain of white supremacy has surged from a silent undercurrent to a tide breaking right out in the open. Now columns of neo-Nazis march with torches and guns, their hearts filled with The Bell Curve, spurred on by the man who holds the nation’s highest office. Pundits on the left and right line up to explain it all away as nothing more than the disaffection of a beleaguered white working class. But it’s clearly more than that. In America, racism runs deep. It lies at the very heart of the nation.