↠ Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Leonard Zeskind

By Leonard Zeskind | Comments: ( 191 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

More than fifteen years in the making, Blood and Politics is the most comprehensive history to date of the white supremacist movement as it has evolved over the past three plus decades Leonard Zeskind draws heavily upon court documents, racist publications, and first person reports, along with his own personal observations An internationally recognized expert on the subjMore than fifteen years in the making, Blood and Politics is the most comprehensive history to date of the white supremacist movement as it has evolved over the past three plus decades Leonard Zeskind draws heavily upon court documents, racist publications, and first person reports, along with his own personal observations An internationally recognized expert on the subject who received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work, Zeskind ties together seemingly disparate strands from neo Nazi skinheads, to Holocaust deniers, to Christian Identity churches, to David Duke, to the militia and beyond Among these elements, two political strategies mainstreaming and vanguardism vie for dominance Mainstreamers believe that a majority of white Christians will eventually support their cause Vanguardists build small organizations made up of a highly dedicated cadre and plan a naked seizure of power Zeskind shows how these factions have evolved into a normative social movement that looks like a demographic slice of white America, mostly blue collar and working middle class, with lawyers and Ph.D.s among its leaders When the Cold War ended, traditional conservatives helped birth a new white nationalism, most evident now among anti immigrant organizations With the dawn of a new millennium, they are fixated on predictions that white people will lose their majority status and become one minority among many The book concludes with a look to the future, elucidating the growing threat these groups will pose to coming generations.


  • Title: Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream
  • Author: Leonard Zeskind
  • ISBN: 9780374109035
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Leonard Zeskind

Jewish American researcher of the white seperatist movement.Zeskind is a lifetime member of the NAACP.



Comments Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream

  • BillKerwin

    An exhaustive exploration of white racist organizations from the end of World War II to the beginning of the Obama era, this book is even more timely today in the era of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and the alt-right's Richard Spencer.Zeskind really knows his subject, and is particularly good at 1) making connections between the obvious racists and the more mainstream operations, like Pat Buchanan's and Ron Paul's and 2) showing how the white power crowd has become more intellectually sophisticat [...]


  • Billy Roper

    Typical ani-White propaganda without any attempt at understanding the real reasons behind the movement. This is what happens when hypocritical Zionists judge others for wanting their own nation, too.


  • Brett

    Zeskind's book is an utterly absorbing study of hard right politics, especially focusing on the second half of the 20th century. The essential fact that the book is communicating is that some very unpleasant ideologies are significantly more widespread than we might wish to believe in our country, and have found ways to survive and sometimes thrive over many decades.Blood and Politics is very wide-ranging, occasionally to its detriment. However, the main thrust of Zeskind's book follows two impo [...]


  • Lauren

    I finished this book several days ago, and I still have no idea how to write a concise review about it. This is a monster of a book – 545 pages (without notes), covering over forty years of the white nationalist movement and picking up on many of the small details within both the movement and wider American culture. I can’t even wrap my head around the amount of time and effort this book took to research and write (publicity materials say fifteen years, and I’d well believe it). In short, [...]


  • Steven Wedgeworth

    There's certainly some bias here, but the scope is impressive. Zeskind starts with Willis Carto and Francis Parker Yockey and covers all of the relevant White Nationalist movements through the 20th century, including Resistance Records and various survivalist outfits. The book concludes prior to the Trump phenomena, and so things like "alt-right" are not mentioned. Jared Taylor and American Rennaisance are covered, as well as Sam Francis, and the links there are very interesting. Zeskind discuss [...]


  • Nathan

    The strengths of this book lie largely in the fact that it does precisely what the subtitle indicates: illuminates the shadowy world of white nationalism to reveal that its reach is far more pernicious than we might realize. Zeskind calls for a reevaluation of the movement that goes beyond skinhead stereotypes and KKK caricatures, forcing us to come to grips with the trickle-down effects of hatred in the more palatable, mainstream modes of the movement: for every Timothy McVeigh, there is also a [...]


  • EOB

    A thoroughly researched, well-written, terrifying and extremely necessary account of the history & current state of the international white supremacist movement. For those trying to understand the encroachment of the far right into the political mainstream - from the Tea Party, to Ron Paul's newsletters, to extreme anti-tax sentiment, to the epidemic of racist violence and now mass murders in the decade since 9/11 and Obama's election. Zeskind traces not just the major figures and movements [...]


  • Ben Cullimore

    The amount of detail and insight collected in Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream is, quite simply, outstanding. With it, Leonard Zeskind has proven that he is certainly one of the world's leading experts on white separatism, and he has done wonderfully well to create an exhaustive piece of work that charts the gradual evolution of the movement whilst simultaneously linking members of the far-right to those occupying more mainstrea [...]


  • Ian

    Twice as long as it needs to be, but a good summary of a murky, paranoid subset of American society. Survivalists, Federal Reserve conspiracies, 9/11 'inside job' theorists, the fringes of the Republican party (Pat Buchanan) and the religious right (Jerry Falwell) are all tied into the same narrative as Klansmen, old-style Hitlerites, neo-nazi skinheads, bank robbers, gangs, abortion clinic bombers, and truck-bombing mass murderers.An unexpectedly good companion to Mitch Horowitz's 'Occult Ameri [...]


  • Shane

    Good book to get a broad overview of racist movements from 1978-2005, though it often focuses on some of the more exhausing legal battles and personal stories. At over 500 pages, it can be a little long winded, but also miss some deeper analysis about the social and political dimensions in the changing far-right. In all it is a solid book that will be great for anyone interested in getting a handle on how racist movements have evolved in the last thirty years.


  • Jen Well-Steered

    What I liked about it: This is a great book for nerds who like to know literally everything about a subject. Fortunately I'm a nerd and now I know, for example, about the connection between neo-nazis, the Christian Identity movement, and the killing of abortion doctors.What I didn't like about it: At 645 pages, if all you're looking for is a short introduction and summary, this is definitely not the book for younibrowbooks


  • Daniel DeLappe

    This book is inane and boring. Before I start-Yes, Racist and Anti-Semites are bad and pretty much insults to other human beings, but this is would include racist of all colors and kinds. This is just re-hashed crap that says if you are a conservitive or want immagration controled you are a racist. Make it easy on yourself just watch MSNBC for a week and you will be getting the same thing. This book is easy to review. Don't waste your time.


  • Scot

    Exhaustively researched, fantastically detailed, well written and compulsively readable. Zeskind's history of white supremacy in the U.S. since WWII is THE account to read. Never have I seen so much information between two covers; never have I been so fully convinced of how close to the mainstream so-called extremist white racists and anti-Semites are in the U.S. Truly, this book is amazing.


  • Amanda Birdwell

    For a 600 page book featuring Pat Buchanan and Ronald Reagan as the lesser of several evils, this was surprisingly readable. Zeskind illustrates, without making obvious, the way that chilling, violent overt haters exist on a continuum with more "understandable" racists, sexists and homophobes.


  • peaseblossom

    Blood and Politics is chock full of facts; sadly, Zeskind isn't much of a storyteller, so it ends up being both dry and depressing.


  • Stephen Schiavone

    Excellent primer on the White Nationalist Movement.


  • Ruth

    I picked up this massive book as part of my research on the role of religion in 20th century American white supremacy fringe groups. I found a ton of info on that topic, and have come to see that those on the fringe are part of a larger white nationalist movement seeking to overthrow progressive policies and construct a white ethnic state in US territory. The author does an excellent job weaving a coherent narrative out of seemingly disparate racist groups from the 1970s to the year 2000. This t [...]


  • Christopher

    This was a very detailed look at the rise of the right wing fringe in this country and its' influence on American politics. Zeskind's behind the scenes look at the influence of people such as Willis Carto and William Pierce in the movement's development is very well done. This book doesn't miss much and is to be taken very seriously.


  • Marc

    A detailes and interesting look at the world of white supremacy movement and it's leaders. A forshadowing, I'm think, of even greater perils as the white percentage of the US population continues to shrink. It is amazing to me that people actually believe the nonsense that they pass off as "facts".


  • Michael

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  • Michael

    Just checked out. Zeskind has been a leading research on the far right for decades.


  • Claire S

    Horribly relevant and necessary


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