Breda O’Brien: Why US needs militant, powerful non-violence

King and Gandhi remind us alt-right violence should never be met with violence from left

‘The alt-right have committed significant violence since the turn of this century, far more than the Antifa, but the opposition cannot stoop to the same kind of tactics and retain any kind of moral authority.’ Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

‘The alt-right have committed significant violence since the turn of this century, far more than the Antifa, but the opposition cannot stoop to the same kind of tactics and retain any kind of moral authority.’ Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Donald Trump was wrong to imply a moral equivalence between the white supremacists and those who gathered to oppose them in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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