Culture Warlords
October 21, 2020 5:04 PM - by Lavin, Talia - Subscribe

"Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Christian extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, Talia assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi babe, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale."
posted by The corpse in the library (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
i guess the last line made me think of this journalist, but this one is Elle Reeve
posted by eustatic at 8:57 PM on October 21, 2020

Great interview with the author here:
posted by Kitty Stardust at 5:17 AM on October 22, 2020

There are a few excerpts floating around. The Nation have one here eg.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 1:12 PM on October 23, 2020

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