Inside the New Right’s Next Frontier: The American West

February 22, 2023

The buffalo were grazing by the highway on the outskirts of the richest county in the richest country in the history of the world. The landscape may have looked like wilderness to the caravanning tourists in $200,000 Sprinter vans and thousands more in athleisure who now flood Teton County year-round. She isn’t hiding out exactly, but, like many Americans these days, she has a sense that things are cracking up. I know that sounds crazy.”“I was with my friends and I was like, ‘Well, we’re kind of fucked,’ ” she said. Wealthy and well-connected preppers and back-to-the-landers have been moving west, many of them at least tangentially involved in the edgy online realm of thought known as the dissident right.