Richard Spencer - The purpose and meaning of the alt-right movement


When I first started using the term alt-right in the midsummer of 2008, the term was negative in its conception. It was an attempt to get away from the mainstream conservatives, from George W. Bush and from neoconservatives. It was starting a new beginning. At that time, I did not know quite what that was going to be.

As the years have gone on, the alt-right had come to me as identity politics. If I could sum it up in one word, it really would be identity. Before we were asking questions like what foreign policy should we have or what economic policy should we have we must ask fundamental questions – "who are we?"