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Title Extremism in America / edited by George Michael.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (357 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 5, 2013).
Subject Ideology -- United States.
Radicalism -- United States.
Right and left (Political science) -- United States.
Social movements -- United States.
United States.
Contents The Tea Party and the far right: fellow travelers? / George Michael -- "Hell yes, we're fighting!" revolutionary anarchism's call for destruction and creation / José Pedro Zúquete -- The new Black Panther Party, black nationalism, and the tangled legacy of COINTELPRO / J. Mulloy -- The Chicano separatist movement / Donald W. Trivett -- Islamic extremism in the United States / James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz -- Terrorism by Jewish extremists in the United States / James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz -- The Christian identity movement / George Michael -- Antiabortion extremism and violence in the United States / Aaron Winter -- The radical environmental and animal liberation movements / Donald R. Liddick -- Misidentified and misunderstood: extremists and extremist groups incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities / Jeffrey Ian Ross -- Terrorism and extremism in the United States: a historical overview / Christopher Hewitt -- Conclusion: the outlook for extremism in the twenty-first century / George Michael.
Summary The American Republic was born in revolt against the British crown, and ever since, political extremism has had a long tradition in the United States. To some observers, the continued presence of extremist groups--and the escalation of their activities--portends the fragmentation of the country, while others believe such is the way American pluralism works. The word extremism often carries negative connotations, yet in 1964 Barry Goldwater famously said, ""Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice."" Extremism in America is a sweeping overview and assessment of the.
Other Author Michael, George, 1961-
Other Title Print version: Michael, George. Extremism in America. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2013 9780813044972