In November 2016, I captured footage of Trump supporters throwing Nazi salutes in celebration of his presidential victory, a moment that became an explosive story in the days that followed, and set the tone for the Trump presidency.
In the nearly four years since then, I have focused all of my journalistic energy on the “alt-right,” documenting the figures leading a swelling, and splintering, movement that centers around racism and hate.
I saw far-right rhetoric rising on college campuses and in mainstream American politics, and white nationalists reaching millions online.
I found my way into the heart of the movement, witnessing violent protests and wild parties, and sitting in the rooms where populist and racist ideologies were refined and weaponized.
Through it all, I wanted to understand: What made white-power ideology so intoxicating, especially among my generation?
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