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The Safety Pin and the Swastika

The Safety Pin and the Swastika

If you had read in ear­ly 2016 about a Nation­al Pol­i­cy Insti­tute con­fer­ence on the theme of “Iden­ti­ty Pol­i­tics,” you might have assumed it was an inno­cent gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sives. If you had attend­ed, you would have been in for an unpleas­ant sur­prise. The Nation­al Pol­i­cy Insti­tute is an orga­ni­za­tion of white nation­al­ists, over­seen by neo-Nazi media dar­ling Richard Spencer.