[Marxism] The politics of men’s high-and-tight haircut

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Sun May 28 08:49:30 MDT 2017


When the haircut in question, characterized by buzzed sides and extra length on top, became trendy in the early 2010s, commentators were quick to point out its similarity to a look favoured by 1930s fascists, particularly the Hitler Youth. Someone clever dubbed it the “Hippler,” but despite both of these things, its popularity continued to grow (such is the power of a haircut that’s both edgy and office appropriate). Lately, to the chagrin of stylish urban men, the hairstyle has apparently been adopted by the alt-right, a group whose visibility has recently grown thanks to the xenophobic rhetoric of the current American government.

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