It’s precisely because Canadians have a fixed idea of how quiet and good we are that makes many young, white men sensitive to the mildest criticism – and prey to rightwing preachers like Jordan Peterson

It’s no secret that the past decade has seen a strong resurgence of the far right across Europe and North America. A new (or, arguably, very old) strain of xenophobic populism has contributed to Brexit, Trump’s presidency and the rhetoric of leaders like the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, who has promised to defend his “Christian homeland”.

To say that these extremists have become emboldened would be an understatement; in fact, they are empowered, as in they are literally being elected into power.

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