The Eliminationists by David Neiwert
How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right

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The Eliminationists describes the malignant influence of right-wing hate talk on the American conservative movement. Tracing much of this vitriol to the dank corners of the para-fascist right, award-winning reporter David Neiwert documents persistent ideas and rhetoric that champion the elimination of opposition groups. As a result of this hateful discourse, Neiwert argues, the broader conservative movement has metastasized into something not truly conservative, but decidedly right-wing and potentially dangerous.

By tapping into the eliminationism latent in the American psyche, the mainstream conservative movement has emboldened groups that have inhabited the fringes of the far right for decades. With the Obama victory, their voices may once again raise the specter of deadly domestic terrorism that characterized the far Right in the 1990s. How well Americans face this challenge will depend on how strongly we repudiate the politics of hate and repair the damage it has wrought.

About David Neiwert

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David Neiwert’s writing has appeared in The American Prospect, on, and in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report. The author of three previous books on related topics, Neiwert won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. His blog Orcinus, which reports on the crossover between the mainstream and the far right, received the Koufax Award for Best Series in 2003 and 2004. He is also the managing editor of the popular video blog, Crooks and Liars.
Published May 1, 2009 by Paradigm Publishers. 281 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Neiwert (Strawberry Days ), founder of the political blog Orcinus, links the proliferation of radical conservative ideas in the political mainstream to the looming specter of “eliminationism,” an ideology rejecting dialogue and debate “in favor of the pursuit of outright elimination of the opposi...

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In places as disparate as colonial America and Nazi Germany, such rhetoric has "historically played the role of creating permission for people to act out their violent impulses against their targets," Neiwert writes.

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Daily Kos

But if you insist on refusing it because there is no public option - even though it won't cost you a dime more either way - then feel free to do so.

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So now Obama wants to use some of those dollars - especially those high income tax dollars - for healthcare and it is a revolution.

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Voltaire by Dirtandiron on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 08:55:21 AM PDT [ Parent ] Read some of our comments on this site n/t (1+ / 0-) Recommended by: RandomNonviolence by jsm9 on Sun Apr 1...

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