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Doing Justice to the Classics

Plato, White Supremacy, and Totalitarianism

The “American New Right” site promotes the ethnonationalist idea that “every distinct ethnic group should enjoy political sovereignty and an ethnically homogeneous homeland.” This site published an essay using Plato to argue in support of modern fascism, which, the article claims, “shares with Classical political philosophy…an adherence to an authoritarian and hierarchical communitarianism.”

The white supremacist with a Roman name: Augustus Sol Invictus

Augustus Sol Invictus was one of the headline speakers at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, where a white supremacist killed one and injured nineteen counter-protestors. Invictus recently abandoned his campaign in Florida’s 2018 Senate race. The SPLC has documented his racist and antisemitic positions and his connections to white supremacists. Invictus was […]