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Want to know where Trump’s “blame on both sides” rhetoric could lead? Look to Yugoslavia

The president's "both sides" rhetoric in response to Charlottesville is the dangerous language of relativization. History tells us where it can lead

By Catherine Baker  

The very day that ‘white identitarians’ called a rally in Charlottesville to protest against the recent removal of a monument to the Confederate leader Robert E. Lee, anti-fascist campaigners started warning it would bring white supremacist violence to the city.

That violence manifested last weekend when a man linked to the openly fascist group Vanguard America allegedly killed one activist, Heather Heyer, and injured at least 19 others with his car. Armed white nationalists also reportedly intimidated the Congregation…

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