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The 'Far Right' in America: A Brief Taxonomy

Untangling the different figures and factions, from the Klan to the alt-right.
Source: Spencer Selvidge / Reuters

Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has elevated a set of radical groups, generally understood to be on the extreme right of the American political spectrum, to their greatest prominence in the modern era. Some mainstream publications have struggled to describe these disparate groups, especially those that openly espouse racism.

To help understand the distinctions and relationships between these groups, here’s a brief taxonomy.

White supremacists and white nationalists

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there are genuine ideological differences between them. White supremacists believe that people of European descent are biologically and culturally

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