Extremism in America: A Reader

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Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor Emeritus of Political Science Lyman Tower Sargent
NYU Press, 1995 - 385 sider

Extremism takes many forms: racial, political, religious, economic. Despite the diversity of extremist thought, this collection of extremist ideologies and writings highlights the one thread that unites the various brands of extremism, whether leftist or rightist, historical or contemporary. The unifying motif is that there is always an enemy. The enemy can take the form of the government, communism, the patriarchy, African-Americans, gays and lesbians, men, welfare recipients, Jews, or corporations, but the presence of a clearcut ideological foe is always an intrinsic component of extremism.

Providing a panoramic perspective on American extremism from the earliest days of the republic, the book is divided into thematic chapters, communism and anti- communism; race; social concerns, such as the family, education, and gender relations; economic matters, such as taxes and welfare; intentional communities, such as The Covenant The Sword and The Arm of the Lord; and organizations or individuals advocating radical decentralization, such as the Left Green Network or the Students for a Democratic Society. Familiar extremist forces--the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nation, Phyllis Schlafly—here meet lesser-known forces to paint a vivid and powerful portrait of life and thought on the political fringe.

 

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AN AMERICAN ROOT OF BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT
14
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE DEBATE IN
26
REWRITING THE FOUNDING FATHERS
49
A NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
73
COMMUNISM AND ANTICOMMUNISM
79
MarxistLeninist Party
85
Minutemen
92
John Birch Society
105
Phyllis Schlafly
244
GENDER RELATIONS
250
Phyllis Schlafly
256
Mens Rights Association
264
COYOTE
271
ECONOMIC QUESTIONS
279
New Right Coalition
282
TAXES
288

RACE
115
American Nazi Party
116
American Program
130
Other Klan Groups
144
Christian Defense League
159
National States Rights Party
172
White American Resistance
188
John Birch Society
201
Liberty Lobby
221
Committee for Positive Education
234
ALTERNATIVE MONEY SYSTEMS
301
Frontiers of Freedom
307
WELFARE
315
INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES
325
Church of Israel
332
RADICAL DECENTRALIZATION
343
Left Green Network
350
Students for a Democratic Society
358
BIBLIOGRAPHY
367
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Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, is author and editor of numerous books including Extremism in America and Political Thought in the United States.

Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, is author and editor of numerous books including Extremism in America and Political Thought in the United States.

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