American Extremism: History, Politics and the Militia by Darren Mulloy

By Darren Mulloy

This publication makes use of the military stream as a method to envision the complicated dating that exists among America's mainstream and extremist political tradition. It focuses really on how the military circulate makes use of key facets of yankee heritage to justify its extremist politics and actions. Drawing upon either extremist literature and interviews with best figures within the circulation, this booklet is a robust exploration of America's household extremist pursuits.

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Further, as Lipset and Raab’s analysis went on, it seemed that the concept of status deprivation explained not only prosperity-based displacement (as it had originally been employed to do) but also depression-based displacement. “There are groups,” they wrote, “which feel that they have never gained their proper share of power and status. And there are groups which feel that they are losing their power and status. ’”18 The variable and contingent explanation offered by the status-theory approach is also evident in Lipset and Raab’s discussion of the “politicalization” of extremists.

Our understanding of right-wing extremism, therefore, should be intimately connected to our understanding of Americanism itself. Yet little detailed investigation of these connections has taken place. Hofstadter urged an analysis of the “intellectual and rhetorical styles, of [the] symbolic gestures… the specialized ethos of various subgroups within the population,” but he applied the analytical spotlight in only one direction. He did not recognize that we could (and should) study such subgroups, not only because of what could be learnt of them from the perspective of the dominant culture, but also because of what they might reveal about the intellectual and rhetorical styles, the symbolic gestures, of the dominant culture itself.

30 Indeed, the extensive and widespread application of Hofstadter’s thesis suggests that it has emerged from the Academy to become a stable, if often unexamined, part of American political and cultural discourse. ”31 28 APPROACHING EXTREMISM While there has been some attempt by contemporary scholars to reassess the causal explanations of right-wing extremism, especially from social movement theorists, its principal characteristics are apparently fixed. George and Wilcox, for example, list 22 characteristics to assist in the identification of extremists.

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