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The Age of Insurrection: The Radical Right's Assault on American Democracy

The Age of Insurrection: The Radical Right's Assault on American Democracy

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The strange and terrible tale of the far right's long war on American democracy . . .

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 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.

Author: David Neiwert
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Published: 06/27/2023
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.05lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.90d
ISBN: 9781685890360

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2023
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2023
Booklist 05/01/2023 pg. 4
Library Journal 06/01/2023 pg. 125

About the Author
David Neiwert is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of several books, including Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories that are Killing Us (Prometheus 2020), Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso 2017), Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us (Overlook 2016), and And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border (Nation Books 2013).

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