Here’s the introduction to White Nationalism Revisited: Demographic Dystopia and White Identity Politics (2010) . In: The Journal of Hate Studies.
Two stimuli, both dating to 2002, drove me to write this paper. The first (and by far the more visceral) was my attendance at the biannual conference of American Renaissance (AR)—the flagship publication of the sector of the American far right considered herein. The conference was held in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Herndon, Virginia, and it reflected this demographic. It was attended by some 250 mostly well-dressed, mostly middle-aged white men—along with a smattering of women—a number of whom held advanced degrees of one flavor or another. There is nothing too surprising in this: the ignorant redneck stereotype of the racist right has always been more hopeful polemic than reality. Unfortunately, doctrinaire racists come in all income and education brackets. If bigots with Ph.D.s are nothing new, I still walked away from the conference convinced that I had seen an important new trend in what I will call American white nationalism.
While being ethically partisan is surely racist and bigoted (read: morally bad) from the perspective of Liberal universalism, that is, totalitarian pan humanism — and perhaps from the perspective of self-serving non-European particularism, in what common sense is it bigoted and racist (read: morally bad)? As so many have pointed out, the pan-humanists managed a clever trick. They sold the idea of racism (that is, being hostile to and anti-X,Y,or Z race-ism) and turn it into racism (that is, having a sense of race, specifically W-race).