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2017 SPRING FUND DRIVE
Alt-Right – 2 book & CD Package
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The package includes:
* Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right (book)
* CD of Matthew Lyons speech & interview
* Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (book)
This package includes the book Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the
Alternative Right (either paper or eBook) of as well as a CD with a recent
presentation by the author and interview. The book addresses the origins and
rise of the so-called “alt-right,” the fascistic movement that grabbed
headlines in the months leading up to the 2016 election of Donald Trump as
president of the United States.
Understanding the alt-right is important for those who aim to resist the era in
which we find ourselves. This is a movement that has the wind in its sails,
embodying the resentments and frustrations of large swathes of America, intent
on reassert¬ing and reinforcing the supremacy of white men, to the detri¬ment,
exclusion, or even annihilation of everyone else. Matthew Lyon’s survey of the
origins of the alt-right, takes a look at its constituent parts and beliefs at
the present time, as well as observations about how its future relationship with
the Trump administration may play out. Of particular inter¬est, Lyons draws
attention to the importance of sexism and misogyny within this movement, to its
long-term “metapoliti¬cal” strategy, as well as to the tensions between the
disparate groups that have found their home under its banner.
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
by Chip Berlet (Author), Matthew N. Lyons (Author)
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, which is a thorough
review of these movements in U.S. history starting with colonial days
Right-wing militias and other antigovernment organizations have received
heightened public attention since the Oklahoma City bombing. While such groups
are often portrayed as marginal extremists, the values they espouse have
influenced mainstream politics and culture far more than most Americans realize.
This important volume offers an in-depth look at the historical roots and
current landscape of right-wing populism in the United States. Illuminated is
the potent combination of anti-elitist rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and ethnic
scapegoating that has fueled many political movements from the colonial period
to the present day. The book examines the Jacksonians, the Ku Klux Klan, and a
host of Cold War nationalist cliques, and relates them to the evolution of
contemporary electoral campaigns of Patrick Buchanan, the militancy of the Posse
Comitatus and the Christian Identity movement, and an array of millennial sects.
Combining vivid description and incisive analysis, Berlet and Lyons show how
large numbers of disaffected Americans have embraced right-wing populism in a
misguided attempt to challenge power relationships in U.S. society. Highlighted
are the dangers these groups pose for the future of our political system and the
hope of progressive social change.
There is also an extended interview with Matthew Lyons on the Alt-Right included
on this mp3 CD. The presentation Matthew Lyons made at a conference held by the
magazine Insurgent Notes was titled: Anti-Fascism and the Alt-Right.
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