Inside the Ronald Reagan Building a few blocks from the White House, and a block from President-elect Donald Trump 's new Washington, D.C., hotel, a 26-year-old woman named Emily is praising National Socialism. "I mean, I think it's worked in certain countries," she says. "It is really funny how brainwashed people are, to think an economic system means that you're going to kill people." We're at a conference hosted for the past six years by Richard Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute, a small think tank that the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as a leading promoter of " academic racism ." In recent years, Spencer has also become one of the most identifiable leaders of the so-called Alt-Right movement – a loose consortium of white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, men's rights activists and social media denizens who believe white people are under threat from immigration, multiculturalism and political correctness. At nearly 300 attendees, this year's gathering – taking place less than two weeks after Trump's upset victory – is his largest to date. Spencer often speaks of his followers' youth, and he'd offered discount tickets for this event to millennials; when I asked him to introduce me to… Read full this story
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