Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Trump Fans and ‘Social Justice Warriors,’ Two Sides of the Same Authoritarian Coin

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Reason

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At first blush, the anti-political correctness crusaders that make up Donald Trump’s online army have little in common with the so-called “social justice warriors” they claim to abhor. Some will even argue that trigger-warning-happy, intolerance-intolerant campus activists and their digital counterparts are actually driving otherwise level-headed and mild-mannered young folk straight into the arms of the Donald. But as well as these two millennial cohorts work as political foils on the surface, they’re really better understood as two sides of the same authoritarian coin.

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