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Contemporary voices of white nationalism in America
Swain, Carol M. (Carol Miller)
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm

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E184.A1 C598 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book presents ten alarmingly candid interviews by some of the most prominent members of what co-editors Carol M. Swain and Russ Nieli warn is a growing White Nationalist movement. The ten people interviewed in this volume make statements that are sure to shock, amuse, challenge, and provoke readers. Their remarks are of particular interest, Swain and Nieli believe, for understanding how the many race-conscious whites who lie outside the integrationist consensus on racial issues in America view developments that have taken place in the United States since the Civil Rights movement. If current trends continue, the authors predict, these ideas will become more common, especially as whites become a diminishing portion of the U.S. population. They argue that the claims of white nationalists need to be aired in open, public forums, where they can be vigorously challenged and subjected to refutation. Carol M. Swain is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Black Faces, Black Interests (Harvard, 1993). She has published numerous articles including the op-eds in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Chronicle of Higher Education and lectures widely across the country, on issues ranging from congressional redistricting to the future of affirmative action programs. Swain was one of twelve children born into rural poverty, is a high school dropout, and a first generation college student who started her education at a community college and went on to receive a doctorate and law degree. She spent the first ten years of her career teaching at Princeton University, where she was a tenured professor of political science and public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A former Fulbright Scholar, Russ Nieli is currently a lecturer in politics at Princeton University. His areas of academic interest run the gammet from Wittgenstein to race relations, and he is currently working on a book on the decline of the inner-city African American communities in the decades following the Civil Rights Revolution of the 1960's.

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Swain and Neili provide an important and professional look at a critical contemporary political and cultural group in the US: white supremacists. These supremacists have come from the backwoods to corporate America and Main Street. The editors argue that in decades to come this group will become more vocal and influential in American thought and action. Swain and Neili, who are clearly not in favor of what is being reported, interview a wide spectrum of this group and provide a critical and revealing look at white supremacists. The editors raise legitimate fears and complaints of white nationalists. Many individuals in this group have seen a predictable world turn frightening. The editors believe that the best way to counter that which one does not follow is to understand the group as they understand themselves. The only aspect of the argument with which this reviewer would part company is the feeling that white nationalism is a recent phenomenon. This reviewer would argue that white nationalism has been a consistent thread throughout US political and cultural history. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All academic and public libraries. All levels. P. Kriese Indiana University East

Table of Contents

Introductory essay
Part I White Rights Advocacy
1 Jared Taylor
2 Reno Wolfe
3 Michael Levin
Part II White Nationalism and White Separatism
4 Don Black
5 David Duke
6 Michael H. Hart
Part III White Christianity
7 Dan Gayman
Part IV White Supremacy and Neo-Nazism
8 Matthew Hale
9 Lisa Turner
10 William Pierce