Cynthia Miller-Idriss in Changing America from The Hill –
On every measure we have available — white supremacist propaganda, numbers of hate groups, foiled violent plots, domestic terrorism arrests and extremist-related murders — far-right extremism is rising. Policymakers, scholars and the media have scrambled to explain why. But to prevent more extremist violence, we need to ask different questions.
Instead of focusing on the how and why of far-right growth, we would do far better to also ask where and when radicalization happens, examining everyday encounters with extremist messaging — including propaganda and calls to vigilante violence.