Culture Wars/Current Controversies

These ‘Dirtbag Left’ Stars Are Flirting With the Far Right

Alexander Reid-Ross on the latest maneuverings of the Learned Elders of Thule.

By Alexander Reid-Ross, The Daily Beast

Over the past year, as the far right trafficked in wild anti-masker and pro-Donald Trump fantasies that led to the Jan. 6 putsch on the Capitol, some prominent members of the “Dirtbag Left” and radical left have been promoting figureheads in the Boogaloo movement, circulating “deep state” conspiracies, and bantering about “great replacement” talking points—ones that can sometimes sound an awful lot like the fever dreams of the alt-right.

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