Alt-America

Alt-America

The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: ©2017
London ;, New York :, Verso,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781786634238
Characteristics: 456 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Into the abyss
Alt-America
Black helicopters and truck bombs
9/11 and the dark invaders
A black president and a birth certificate
Mad Hatters and March Hares
The return of the militias
The Bundy Pandora's box
Bad days on the Malheur
The alt-right reinvention
"Hail Emperor Trump!"
The id unleashed
The aftermath
Afterword: Fascism and our future.
Summary: 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.

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Leonadas23
Oct 08, 2017

Seems we have a Neo Nazi leaving idiotic tags on this book. Is there a moderator or someone who regulates this site?

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atwood_benner_cho
Sep 14, 2017

I've read some articles by this author, so very interested to read the full book.

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