Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA by George Michael

By George Michael

This ebook examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt and non-governmental businesses. It offers a close portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with a number of of the movement's major figures from teams similar to the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. the writer additionally explains how the actions of those racist teams were curbed as a result of campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and impression govt coverage.

Show description

Read Online or Download Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA PDF

Similar nationalism books

Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: Germany, Israel and Russia in Comparative Perspective

This paintings adopts a comparative method of discover interrelations among phenomena which, thus far, have not often been tested and analysed jointly, particularly the dynamics of diaspora and minority formation in critical and jap Europe at the one hand, and the diaspora migration at the different.

Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: The Fairouz and Rahbani Nation (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures)

In response to an award-winning thesis, this volume is a pioneering examine of musical theatre and pop culture and its relation to the creation of id in Lebanon within the moment half the 20 th century. within the aftermath of the departure of the French from Lebanon and the civil violence of 1958, the Rahbani brothers (Asi and Mansour) staged a chain of folkloric musical theatrical extravaganzas on the annual Ba‘labakk pageant which highlighted the skills of Asi’s spouse, the Lebanese diva Fairouz, arguably the main recognized dwelling Arab singer.

Understanding Nationalism: On Narrative, Cognitive Science, and Identity (THEORY INTERPRETATION NARRATIV)

From the increase of Nazism to the clash in Kashmir in 2008, nationalism has been essentially the most powerful forces in sleek background. but the motivational strength of nationalism continues to be now not good understood. In realizing Nationalism: On Narrative, Cognitive technological know-how, and id, Patrick Colm Hogan starts with empirical examine at the cognitive psychology of team kinfolk to isolate sorts of id, arguing that different remedies of nationalism confuse specified sorts of id formation.

Reconfiguring Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Diversity within Inclusive Citizenship Practices

Citizenship as a standing assumes that each one these encompassed by way of the time period 'citizen' are integrated, albeit in the obstacles of the countryside. but citizenship practices could be either inclusionary and exclusionary, with far-reaching ramifications for either nationals and non-nationals. This quantity explores the concept that of citizenship and its practices inside specific contexts and realms to spot even if its claims to inclusivity are justified.

Additional info for Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA

Sample text

Chris Freemen explains how the mission of the CDR evolved over the years: People got together after that incident [the Greensboro Massacre] and formed the National Anti-Klan Network. I think we went through some ideological changes over the years and our outlook and our mission changed somewhat. It went from a strictly anti-Klan organization to one that’s involved in broader issues. That was one of the reasons the name was changed in 1985 to the CDR…. We used to do a lot of community organizing-type of work, but now we focus more on research.

Chip Berlet frequently grants interviews and answers media inquiries on this subject. 100 PRA also puts out a periodical, The Public Eye, which tracks developments on the political right. One thing that sets Berlet apart from other figures in the watchdog community is his willingness to both debate and dialogue with his right-wing opponents. This is in contrast to the tacit “we don’t debate extremists” policy, which prevails throughout most of the watchdog community The PRA tends to avoid overtly influencing public policy like the better established watchdog groups, although it does occasionally get involved in some progressive activist work.

128 Militia Watchdog also interfaces with some of the other watchdog groups, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Center for New Community, the Center for Democratic Renewal, the Northwest Coalition against Malicious Harassment, and Political Research Associates, among others. 129 Despite his humble start in the watchdog community, Pitcavage has established himself as a major player—in fact in September of 2000 he took over the position as the ADL’s national fact finding director—one of the most powerful and prestigious of positions in the watchdog movement.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 27 votes