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How white nationalism became trendy—and so even more dangerous

Groups like “Generation Identity” claim to represent a different kind of far-right politics

By Kieron Monks  

Identitarians gather at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. Photo: Cecil Bell/CrowdSpark/PA Images

“The west has become pussified,” complained a young man with a neat moustache and a waistcoat that looked like velvet. “We’re letting Islamic State come over here and giving them benefits!”

Tensions were running high at Speaker’s Corner after an attempted rally for Generation Identity (GI) suffered a series of setbacks. First, a conference hall cancelled a planned speech by GI’s Austrian figurehead Martin Sellner. Then Sellner and his girlfriend were arrested on suspicion of inciting…

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