Kill All Normies: The Online Culture Wars of 2016


Angela Nagle's book “Kill All Normies” attracted equal and extreme praise and criticism when it emerged just after the Alt-Right were catapulted to mainstream media fame. The events that have unfolded since, from Charlottesville to the leaked Milo Yiannopolous emails, have kept them in the media spotlight but for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile the online culture wars rage on across social media and the attention economy ensures an endless hamster wheel of daily outrages, flamewars, witch hunts and purges as progressivism eats itself alive. How did we get here and what is the future of the online political culture wars?

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Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner