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Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “Alt-Right” leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country, militant racists have come out of the woodwork. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground - an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.
Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth of Far Right movements across the country. The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of American society.
“Rich in historical and journalistic detail, the book offers a fine overview of the uglier strains in American politics. (Praise for Eliminationists)” – Publishers Weekly
“A scouring investigation of the unorthodox methods of the anti-immigration Minuteman Project . . . . A sweeping account of some of [its] major players. (Praise for And Hell Followed With Her)” – Kirkus Reviews
“David Neiwert has not only earned his investigative chops over the past decade or so by exploring the dangerous side of right-wing extremism--he's proven himself to be one of the more lyrical and elegant writers on the beat. (Praise for And Hell Followed With Her.)” – Daily Kos
ISBN: 9781786637468 ISBN-10: 1786637464 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 31st October 2017 Publisher: Verso Books Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.69