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The chaos of meaning is intentional: America's culture war logs on.


In a very broad sense, and perhaps in a much longer-term sense, if you lose a normative culture, and if you lose something everyone can understand as a public arena, then that has profound consequences for politics. If we're all reading completely different information, and not having some kind of collective conversation, how can you have a mainstream politics?

Writer Angela Nagle explores the rising tide of online reactionary movements - as a response to the fracturing of mass media and the collapse of political center, and as a force merging the personal and political on both the right and left, making weapons of both irony and sincerity, and turning us against each other IRL.

Angela is author of Kill All Normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right from Zero Books.

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Angela Nagle

Angela Nagle is a writer whose work has appeared in The Baffler, Current Affairs and Jacobin.


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