Letters and Politics

The Alt-Right, the Ethnostate, and History

Alexandra Minna Stern is a historian of the eugenics movement that took root in the United States in the early 1900s and would go on to influence the murderous policies of Nazi Germany. Of late Alexandra Minna Stern has turned her attention to the alt-right movement’s connection to eugenics and its history.  She has written a book about her findings called Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination and she joins us via skype to talk about it.

Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor of American Culture, History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan where she also leads the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab.

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