Series: A darker shade of red
A look at how idealogues have tried to reshape the Volunteer State
(Illustration: John Partipilo)
In 2022, Tennessee became fertile ground for far-right activity and the launch of groups on the right wing of the political spectrum, an outgrowth of former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and anti-COVID-19 measures that sparked conspiracy theories. In the five-part series, “A darker shade of red,” writer Devon Heinen unpacks how such groups have proliferated in the state since Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election, and influenced local and state politics.
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