National Policy Institute

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National Policy Institute
Abbreviation NPI
Motto "For our people, our culture, our future."
Formation 2005
Type White nationalist
Alt right
Headquarters Arlington, Virginia, United States
Richard B. Spencer

The National Policy Institute (NPI) is an alt right, white nationalist, and white supremacist think tank based in Arlington, Virginia.[1][2]


NPI was founded in 2005 by William Regnery II.[3] Louis R. Andrews was the chairman until 2010. MSNBC reported that Andrews voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election in order, he said, to help destroy the Republican Party so that it can be reborn into a party that will support the "interests of white people".[4] When Andrews died in late 2011 he was replaced by Richard B. Spencer, who had been acting Director. NPI had been based in Augusta, Georgia, but was relocated to Virginia with the change in leadership.

The Institute's authors have produced a series of reports on affirmative action, race and conservatism, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and a report edited by Vdare contributor Nicholas Stix entitled The State of White America—2007. Stix's introduction to the report said it gave "a statistical and narrative portrait of the war on white America" and described the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling outlawing school segregation as "arguably the worst decision in the Court's 216-year history."[5]

In September 2011, NPI hosted its first national conference, entitled "Towards a New Nationalism". Speakers included Richard B. Spencer, Alex Kurtagic, Tomislav Sunic, and Jared Taylor.[6]

In October 2013, NPI hosted another national conference, "After the Fall". Speakers included some from the previous conference including Spencer, Kurtagic, and Sunic, along with new speakers such as Alain de Benoist, Jack Donovan and William Regnery II.[7][8] In December 2013, NPI launched a new website, Radix Journal, which describes itself as, "a periodical on culture, race, meta-politics, critical theory, and society."[9] The NPI received a grant from the Pioneer Fund.[1][10]

The National Policy Institute has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a "white supremacist" organization and has been named by the SPLC as one of four key groups playing a leading role in the world of "academic racism".[11][3]

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  1. ^ a b Wines, Michael; Saul, Stephanie (July 5, 2015). "White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites". New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "How 2015 Fueled The Rise Of The Freewheeling, White Nationalist Alt Right Movement". BuzzFeed News. 2015-12-27. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b "The Groups: In the world of 'academic racism,' four groups play leading roles". Intelligence Report. Southern Poverty Law Center (122). Summer 2006. 
  4. ^ Washington, Jesse (June 11, 2009). "Gunman may reflect growing racial turmoil". Associated Press.
  5. ^ Stix, Nicholas, ed. (April 5, 2007). "State of White America—2007". National Policy Institute. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  6. ^ "2011 NPI Conference". YouTube. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  7. ^ "After the Fall". 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  8. ^ "2013 NPI Conference". YouTube. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  9. ^ Burghart, Devin (June 27, 2014). "Who is Richard Spencer?". Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Tucker, Maria Luisa (2007-06-30). "Warp and Woof". The Village Voice. 52 (22): 12. ISSN 0042-6180. 
  11. ^ Potok, Mark (April 8, 2008). "Immigration report being released today linked to white supremacists", Hatewatch, Southern Poverty Law Center.