Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe: Political Extremism in America

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Contents
Preface7
Part I. Background, Characteristics, Motivations, and Other Considerations
1. It's Not New: Historical Perspective on American Extremism Prior to 196015
2. What Is Extremism? Style and Tactics Matter More Than Goals54
3. Extremists and the Constitution63
4. Motivations: Why They Join, Stay, Leave69
Part II. The Far Left
5. Communist Party USA103
6. Socialist Workers Party114
7. Spartacist League120
8. Workers League123
9. Guardian125
10. Black Panther Party132
11. Students for a Democratic Society143
12. Progressive Labor Party165
13. Workers World Party171
14. Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist)174
15. Revolutionary Action Movement177
16. Revolutionary Communist Party180
17. Communist Workers Party184
18. All African People's Revolutionary Party192
19. Marxist-Leninist Party, USA195
Part III. The Far Right
20. Reverend Billy James Hargis and His Christian Crusade201
21. The John Birch Society: A Plot to Sell Books?214
22. The Dan Smoot Report225
23. "Life Line"229

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