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American zealots : inside right-wing domestic terrorism / Arie Perliger.

Perliger, Arie, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780231167109
  • ISBN: 0231167105
  • ISBN: 9780231167116
  • ISBN: 0231167113
  • Physical Description: viii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Intro -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The Challenges of Comprehending and Responding to Domestic Terrorism -- 2. An Ideological Typology of the Violent Far Right -- 3. Historical Pillars of the Violent American Far Right -- 4. Tactics of the American Far Right -- 5. The Rise and Decline of Far-Right Violence in the United States -- 6. Perpetrators of Far-Right Violence -- 7. Contemporary Discourse of the American Far Right -- 8. The Future of the Violent American Far Right -- Appendix: Methodology and Statistical Results -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary, etc.:
"In an unsettling time in American history, the outbreak of right-wing violence is among the most disturbing developments. In recent years, attacks originating from the far right of American politics have targeted religious and ethnic minorities, with a series of antigovernment militants, religious extremists, and lone-wolf mass shooters inspired by right-wing ideologies. The need to understand the nature and danger of far-right violence is greater than ever. In American Zealots, Arie Perliger provides a wide-ranging and rigorously researched overview of right-wing domestic terrorism. He analyzes its historical roots, characteristics, tactics, rhetoric, and organization, assessing the current and future trajectory of the use of violence by the far right. Perliger draws on a comprehensive dataset of more than 5,000 attacks and their perpetrators between 1990 and 2018 in order to explore key trends in American right-wing terrorism. He describes the entire ideological spectrum of the American far right, including today's white supremacists, antigovernment groups, and antiabortion fundamentalists, as well as the histories of the KKK, skinheads, and neo-Nazis. Based on these findings, Perliger suggests counterterrorism policies that can respond effectively to the far-right threat. A groundbreaking examination of violence spawned from right-wing ideologies, American Zealots is essential reading for everyone seeking to understand the transformation of domestic terrorism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Domestic terrorism > United States.
Terrorism > Political aspects > United States.
Right and left (Political science) > United States.
Terrorisme intérieur > États-Unis.
Terrorisme > Aspect politique > États-Unis.
Domestic terrorism > United States
Terrorism > Political aspects > United States
Right and left (Political science) > United States

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.


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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford HV 6432 .P4725 2020 (Text) 30401147776011 Adult New Book Available -

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