The Anatomy of Organized Hate: Stories of Former White Supremacists - and America's Struggle to Understand the Hate Movement (Paperback)
The Anatomy of Organized Hate looks behind the curtain of the modern-day hate movement. The book merges two conflicting universes: the world that exists inside hate groups and the external sphere of government agencies and research organizations working to monitor and stop hate crimes.
Part One tells the stories of former neo-Nazis and white supremacists, including the crimes they committed as extremists, their prison experiences, and what caused them to gain compassion and eventually abandon the movement. The book explores the backgrounds and behavioral characteristics extremists have in common and what makes their stories so important.
Part Two presents a historical perspective on the hate movement and examines why most of what Americans know or believe about hate groups and hate crimes is misleading, grossly incomplete, or dead wrong. Learn how faulty police reports and FBI data, confusing legal definitions, historical political dynamics, changes in the ways the media report news, plus the emergence of social media and whites-only websites - all combine to form a false reality.