Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert

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Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
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ISBN : 1786634236
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Montzalee rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert is a book I requested from NetGalley and the book's publishers and the review is voluntary. I want to thank them for the chance to read this great book. This book shows the reader that although the 'Alt-Right' seems t...

Kaelan (Κάϊλαν) rated it ★★★★☆

December 23, 2017

***** Fascism And Our Future ***** The above title is taken from the final chapter of this book. It is a fitting heading to be paired with our current politcial climate, and I say "our" political climate as - despite being from London, UK - I can thoroughly agree that when America sneezes, the wor...

Blair rated it ★★★☆☆

October 11, 2017

After a really strong introduction, I was excited about this comprehensive review of the modern political right in North America. Neiwert's thesis is that the right-wing groups and movements of today's USA have formed a perception of American society that is entirely detached from reality – a sor...

Peter rated it ★★★★★

November 24, 2017

This book is an in-depth study of the of the radical right and its entry into the mainstream in the person of Donald J. Trump. The factors that made this homegrown fascist movement were many and incubating for a long time. Some of them have to do with authoritarian psychology to which a large seg...

Michelle rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2017

ALT America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, written by investigative journalist and reporter David Neiwert who has studied political science for decades. This highly informative and expertly researched book defines the powerful forces that shape and define the ALT political mo...

Tonstant rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2017

I wish Alt-America were fiction, I would like it so much better if it were telling the story of what happened in another multi-verse, but it’s all terribly true and so it is depressing. However, if we want a just and decent society, we have to look at reality no matter how sad, depressing, and fr...

Steven rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

How to think about this book depends on what you use it for. Obviously Neiwert is a screechy partisan of the far-left, and that reality continually resurfaces in every chapter. If you can't get past that, then you will dismiss this book. But Neiwert does chronicle an impressive number of facts, p...

Jo-Ann rated it ★★★☆☆

November 29, 2017

I toyed with even posting a review of this book.  Not because I hated it, I actually agreed with most of the points of view. But, I didn't want a bunch of blinkered, lonely, psychopathic keyboard warriors filling up my comments.  I'm not an activist or a politician and I am not looking to engage...

Darnell rated it ★★★☆☆

February 17, 2018

I feel as though I am the choir being preached to in this book, and this fact made me increasingly uncomfortable as I read. Maybe there would be some value in the blow-by-blow recounting of events for those who don't follow American politics, or far in the future, but much of this book was descri...

Stephen rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2018

A very extensively researched book which doesn’t tell us much we shouldn’t already know. However, it’s useful to be reminded of the present toxic state of America with a president who gives his tacit support to right wing terrorists. It is also useful to be shown, with clear evidence, just how mu...

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