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What is the Alt.Right?

What is the Alt. Right, is a popular question right now, presumably because the so-called Alt.Right is seen as having an effect on the recent U.S presidential election and to a lesser extent the rise of nationalist parties in Europe. Commentators like Milo Yiannopoulos have tried to paint the Alt.Right as simply right leaning citizens who distrust mainstream politics, and established political parties (including the GOP) which to a certain extent that's true. Unfortunately, however, it is not the whole truth. On the left many would describe Ben Shapiro and Yianopoulos both as prime examples of the Alt.Right, going so far as to smear them as white supremacists. Shapiro and Yiannopolous don't agree on much, but I'm sure neither would you accuse the other of harbouring views of white supremacy. Although Shapiro does recognize the white nationalist/supremacy element in the Alt. Right that Yiannopoulos tries to downplay or ignore as to insignificant to matter. Perhaps i