by Nicole Hemmer
Historically, white vigilantism, especially against the demands of minorities for civil and economic equality, has been a key component of the politics of "law and order."
SOURCE: New York Times
The resurgent militia movement and renewed attention to the threat of political violence compels a reckoning with the vast number of firearms in America and with the political significance of guns.
SOURCE: The Intercept
Historians Robin D.G. Kelley and Greg Grandin discuss the historical relationship between white supremacy and political violence in the US.
Kathleen Belew joins Nikole Hannah-Jones on Joy Ann Reid's show to discuss the rise of the far right movement that drove the Capitol rioting on January 6.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Historian Kathleen Belew discusses the centrality of the 1978 novel to the far right and its possible use as a blueprint for future attacks.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
by Betsy Gaines Quammen
The American militia movement — a network of armed people, some religiously motivated, some white supremacists, some neither, loosely organized to defend the Constitution, or at least their own version of it — have joined in protests of COVID closures.
by Matthew C. Hulbert
The takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge triggered unpleasant memories of guerrilla warfare from our past.
by Thomas A. Reinstein
Historically, militias were a tool of the state, not a force formed in opposition to the state.
by Steven C. Beda
Back in 1941 they proclaimed themselves the State of Jefferson. Then Pearl Harbor happened.
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