Bring the War Home - the White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Author(s): Kathleen Belew

politics / history

A Guardian Best Book of the Year "A gripping study of white power... Explosive." --New York Times "Helps explain how we got to today's alt-right." --Terry Gross, Fresh Air The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Bring the War Home tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right. "A much-needed and troubling revelation... The power of Belew's book comes, in part, from the fact that it reveals a story about white-racist violence that we should all already know." --The Nation "Fascinating... Shows how hatred of the federal government, fears of communism, and racism all combined in white-power ideology and explains why our responses to the movement have long been woefully inadequate." --Slate "Superbly comprehensive...supplants all journalistic accounts of America's resurgent white supremacism." --Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian


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General Fields

  • : 9780674237698
  • : Harvard University Press
  • : The Belknap Press
  • : May 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kathleen Belew
  • : Paperback
  • : 352