Alt America

Alt America

The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

by David Neiwert

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/10/2017

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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.

ISBN:
9781786637468
9781786637468
Category:
News and Politics
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-2017
Pages:
256
David Neiwert

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

He is the author of Of Orcas and Men, And Hell Followed With Her, The Eliminationists, Strawberry Days, Death on the Fourth of July, and In God 's Country. He is also co-author, with John Amato, of Over the Cliff. He is senior editor at CrooksandLiars.com and blogs at Orcinus.

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