In the last decade, the UN has issued early warnings to five countries, asking them to tackle racial tensions: Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria. Now, incredibly, the United States has joined this club. A UN committee has cited the overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a civil rights activist was killed by a suspected neo-Nazi. The UN’s warning won’t have surprised our guest.
In a blog three months before Charlottesville, he wrote: ‘There is now a fully-realized fascist social movement in this country.’