It’s fairly clear that the Think Progress writer is simply name calling. It is obvious that Bannon is not a “white nationalist.”
And the article reveals profound ignorance about the alt.right.
Here is a serious analysis of the alt.right from the Great Satan itself, Breitbart News: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/29/an-establishment-conservatives-guide-to-the-alt-right/
Apparently the Dems only recently discovered the alt.right and promptly sicked Hillary onto it, to the bemusement of the public, which hadn’t heard of it either.
But the alt.right is going to be a bigger and bigger force in the future. simply as an anti-thesis of the racist,collectivist “regressive left,” which has dominated public dialogue for the past 10–15 years.