American Extremists

American Extremists

Militias, Supremacists, Klansmen, Communists, & Others

Book - 1996
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Extremist movements aren't new, but the tragic events in Oklahoma City, New York City, and elsewhere have awakened Americans to this frightening reality within our borders. What sorts of fringe groups exist? Who joins up and why? What do they want and what are they willing to do to accomplish their goals? How serious is the danger? In response to these questions, noted experts John George and Laird Wilcox have teamed up to examine the frayed edges of human behavior.

Beginning with a summary of pre-1960 movements, they then discuss conspiracy theories and what motivates extremists. Their thoroughly documented and detailed tour of contemporary groups on the "far left" and the "far right" includes recent militia groups making headlines. Included as well is an in-depth appendix on the use of fake quotes and fabricated documentsa staple of many extremist organizations.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 1996
ISBN: 9781573920582
1573920584
Branch Call Number: 324.273 G348a
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Wilcox, Laird M.

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Feb 22, 2016

also look for:
“Right-Wing Resurgence : How a Domestic Terrorist Threat is Being Ignored”
Daryl Johnson 1969-
"Summary: In 2008 there were 149 militia groups in the United States. In 2009, that number more than tripled to 512. Johnson offers a detailed account of the growth of right-wing extremism and militias in the United States and the ever-increasing threat they pose. He provides case studies and interviews with leaders which reveal their agendas, how they recruit, and how they operate around the country. A comprehensive account of an ever-growing security concern at a time when this threat is only beginning to be realized, and is still largely ignored in many circles.”
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012, ISBN: 9781442218963

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