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Extremism in America

One does not have to look far to be reminded that the most feared form of extremism among Americans today is that of radical Islamists.

 

One does not have to look far to be reminded that the most feared form of extremism among Americans today is that of radical Islamists. However, George Michael’s edited volume, Extremism in America, unveils a more colorful and diverse reality, one in which far-right anti-abortion activists operate under similar guises as extreme left radical environmentalists; where the Christian Identity Movement allies itself with “jihadists,” as a result of fanatical anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism; and where one well-known group –extremist to some– the Tea Party, attempts to infiltrate American society not with bombs but with votes.

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