How Antifa’s Apologists Fell in Love With Street Violence

From Robby Soave in Quillette:

“Based on these findings, it’s hardly surprising that Spencer himself isn’t wholly opposed to violence. ‘The fact that they are excusing violence against [me] inherently means that they believe that there’s a state of exception, where we can use violence,’ Spencer told the Atlantic. ‘I think they’re actually kind of right.’ When asked by a fellow traveler, Gregory Conte, whether members of the alt-right should support free speech as a general principle for the long term, Spencer responded, ‘No, of course not.’

“To drive the point home, I asked Spencer about his attitude toward free speech (and much else; read Chapter Eight of my new book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, for the rest of the interview). He told me he was certainly not for absolute free speech, and he thought the state should have ‘at least some involvement’ in promoting a better society by suppressing dangerous ideas.”

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