Description - Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew
A Guardian Best Book of the Year
?A gripping study of white power? Explosive.?
?New York Times
?Helps explain how we got to today's alt-right.?
?Terry Gross, Fresh Air
The white power movement in America wants a revolution.
Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Bring the War Home tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right.
?A much-needed and troubling revelation? The power of Belew's book comes, in part, from the fact that it reveals a story about white-racist violence that we should all already know.?
?Fascinating? Shows how hatred of the federal government, fears of communism, and racism all combined in white-power ideology and explains why our responses to the movement have long been woefully inadequate.?
?Superbly comprehensive?supplants all journalistic accounts of America's resurgent white supremacism.?
?Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian
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Harvard University Press
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