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: London ;, New York :, Verso,, 2017
ISBN: 9781786634238
1786634236
9781786637468
1786637464
Characteristics: 456 pages ; 25 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 31, 2017

I present you with Exhibit A in the scamming of America!
Please note the extraordinary similarity between the two books, Alt-America here, and Among the Truthers, by Jonathan Kay and also what the authors repeat in their media interviews - - amazing! ! !
Kay, a fellow with the rightwing bunch, the Foundation in Defense of Democracies - - the successor to PNAC or Project for a New American Century - - calls anyone who questions the government or the CorporateMedia or Wall Street a crazy conspiracy theorist.
Meanwhile, David Neiwert, the author of Alt-America, and an investigative journalist for the Southern Poverty Law Center [which has between $100 million to $200 million parked offshore], calls anyone who questions the government or the CorporateMedia or Wall Street a white supremacist/crazy conspiracy theorist!
Both describe the members of the 9/11 Truth Movement in this manner?!?!
So the rightwing Foundation in Defense of Democracies and the pseudo-liberal SPLC sound exactly alike and are pursuing the same agenda?
Sure looks to be the case. This should be food for serious thought.
[By all means read this book - - but be sure to also read Kay's pile of drivel, Among the Truthers, to note the similarity in thought and tone - - and if you really want to experience Deep Propaganda, be sure to read the Warren Commission Report.]
***And please never forget that under President Obama, it is now legal, for the first time in US history, for the government to officially propagandize the citizenry - - that is, individuals and agencies within the American gov't can access government funds to propagandize the people. Now why would anyone ever suspect anyone in the US government of anything?!

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pl8
Oct 21, 2017

@Leonadas23, as a lifelong leftie I am personally getting sick and tired of this current trend (for lack of a better phrase) of the fair weather, wine and cheese left accusing anyone and everyone who says something that does not conform 100% with the mainstream Democratic party hive mind of literally being a Nazi who needs to be got rid of. Please knock it off, its embarrassing for everyone on the legit, sincere left. No one needs to be got rid of, no one needs to be silenced. Stargladiator may be pompous, at times irritating and he/she may go on bizarre tangents, but Stargladiator in not a living anachronism from the 1930s, that's ridiculous. That being said, I am interested in the subject of this book (whatever the author's agenda) and would sincerely like to UNDERSTAND the average Trump supporter, not just roll my eyes and make a snarky comment that does nothing to serve the community and everything to serve the eye rollers narcissism.

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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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