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Blend of alt-right +‎ light.

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alt-light (plural alt-lights)

  1. (Internet, derogatory) A nebulous grouping of people and ideologies, mostly active on the internet, who are largely aligned with the alt-right but reject anti-Semitism and accept Jews as part of Western society.
    Coordinate terms: alt-right, alt-center, alt-left
    • 2017, Angela Nagle, chapter 7, in Kill All Normies, Zero Books, →ISBN:
      It [new atheism] was one of the predecessors to the alt-light, with an underlying Christopher Hitchens style of hitting out at the irrational and the faithful.
    • 2018 February 7, Dorian Lynskey, “How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      He is also adored by figures on the so-called alt-light (basically the “alt-right” without the sieg heils and the white ethnostate), including Mike Cernovich, Gavin McInnes and Paul Joseph Watson.