The Nation Weekly: August 5, 2022 Ecofascism, the diaries of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and more

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Three years ago, a 21-year-old man shot up a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Part of his manifesto read: “If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can be sustainable.” He reasoned that by killing Mexican-Americans, he was simultaneously solving the problems of overpopulation and rampant immigration.

This week, reporter Gaby Del Valle recounted the El Paso shooter’s logic as an example of the growing phenomenon of “eco-fascism,” which has been propagated on the right by talking heads like Tucker Carlson.

3 Years After the El Paso Shooting, “Environmental” Nativism Is Spreading
Racist attacks in which shooters claim to be motivated by environmental concerns are becoming increasingly common, as is the ideology behind them.
Gaby Del Valle
The Wondrous and Mundane Diaries of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Her private writing offers another, more idiosyncratic angle to understand the famed poet.
Apoorva Tadepalli
Why Human Rights Advocates Won’t Stop Fighting for Freedom in the Philippines
Tyrants can be overthrown by the people.
Bernadette Ellorin, Azadeh Shahshahani
The Myth of Libertarian Exit
Raymond Craib’s new book, Adventure Capitalism, traces the history of individualist, property-oriented “escape” projects pursued by the likes of Michael Oliver, Peter Thiel, and Bitcoin bros.
Jacob Bruggeman
The Manchin-Schumer Deal Could Pay Off—if Congress Acts
If the Inflation Reduction Act survives more or less intact, it could give Democrats the legislative victory they desperately need heading into the midterms.
Charles Komanoff
Pramila Jayapal on Going From Banker to Organizer, and Eric Foner on the Right to Vote
On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, the representative and the historian join us to discuss politics and history.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
David Maraniss on the Politics of Jim Thorpe
Legendary writer David Maraniss joins the Edge of Sports podcast to talk about his new book.
Dave Zirin

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