The Problem With Treating Far-Right-Extremist Attacks as Isolated Incidents

August 5, 2019

Updated at 2:34 p.m. ET on August 4, 2019. There was, it seems, no time to avert the massacre. The anti-immigrant, white-nationalist manifesto heralding an imminent attack was uploaded to the online message board 8chan only minutes before a shooter killed at least 20 people out shopping on a late-summer Saturday in El Paso, Texas. But in another sense, if U.S. authorities confirm that the document was written by the…