ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

More history, less hysteria

Resetting Anti-fascism

"The white supremacists lynched themselves in Charlottesville."  Indeed, they did.  Christopher Cantwell is in police custody.  Anti-Nazi demonstrators have since marched peacefully in the thousands.  Talk of non-Islamist extremism has acquired a new urgency, as has the debate about how best to thwart online recruitment.  The all-important line between the defence of Western values and the glorification of an ethno-state has sharpened dramaticallywitness Ezra Levant's efforts to purge and reboot Rebel Media.  Challenges remain, including counter-productive anti-fascist violence.  But even here, white-supremacist violence is inspiring an equal and opposite "commitment to nonviolence."