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The age of insurrection : the radical right's assault on American democracy / David Neiwert.


"From a smattering of ominous right-wing compounds in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, to the shocking January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, America has seen the culmination of a long-building war on democracy being waged by a fundamentally violent and antidemocratic far-right movement that unironically calls itself the "Patriot" movement. So how did we get here? Award-winning journalist David Neiwert--who has been following the rise of these extremist groups since the late 1970s, when he was a young reporter in Idaho--explores how the movement was built over decades, how it was set aflame by Donald Trump and his cohorts, and how it will continue to attack American democracy for the foreseeable future. Neiwert especially studies how the Pacific Northwest has long been a breeding ground of extremist violence, from the time when neo-nazis migrated to the area from southern California in the 1970s, through the great battles in Portland and Seattle and neighboring towns over the last decade. Laying out how these groups organize their terroristic violence and attacks on democratic institutions at every level--including local, state, and federal targets--Neiwert details what their strategies and plans look like for the foreseeable future"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781685890360
  • ISBN: 1685890369
  • Physical Description: 536 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-532).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: The road to sedition -- Part I: American Rubicon. An uncivil war -- "When do we get to use the guns?" -- Over the Rubicon -- Part II: The MAGA army. Patriots of the seditionist kind -- Proud of your boys -- White fright -- Alt-America with a Q -- When extremism goes mainstream -- Part III: A hundred little insurrections. Concocting enemies -- Taking it to the streets -- Those that work forces -- Going local -- Postscript: The echoes of history.
Subject: Right-wing extremists > United States.
Radicalism > United States.
Domestic terrorism > United States.
Governmental investigations > United States.
Presidents > United States > Election.
United States > Politics and government.

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