The Rise & Stall of the Fourth Reich

How do you stop the neo-Nazis? Long lines.

By Luke O’Brien and Christopher Mathias

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The Nazis were running late.

It was the last weekend of October, and they had rallies planned. But there was some confusion over where to park in Shelbyville, a town of 16,000 in horse country south of Nashville. And it took some time to gear up: the shields and WWII-era helmets, the “White Lives Matter” signs, the Dixie flags draped over the shoulders just so. The prayer came next.