By George Michael
This ebook examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt. and non-governmental corporations. It presents an in depth portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with a number of of the movement's major figures from teams akin to the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. the writer additionally explains how the actions of those racist teams were curbed end result of the campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and effect executive coverage.
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