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Stephen Miller And 'The Camp Of The Saints,' A White Nationalist Reference

The White House adviser has read the racist 1973 book, according to leaked emails. For far-right activists, the work of fiction has helped to shape real ideology and anti-immigration stances.
Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller watches President Donald Trump speak in the Oval Office. Emails leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center appear to reveal Miller's familiarity with white nationalist texts and thinkers. Source: Brendan Smialowski

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller is an immigration hard-liner. He's engineered the Trump administration's family-separation policy and its travel ban on people from some Muslim-majority countries.

But last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center detailed leaked emails in which it says Miller encouraged far-right website Breitbart to promote white supremacist ideas. In one message, Miller references a book of fiction: "Someone should point out the parallels to Camp of the Saints."

is a 1973 French novel by Jean Raspail that has become a key inspiration within white nationalist circles. It portrays a dystopia, or perhaps an apocalypse: a

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