A representative survey of American adults finds broader support for violent insurrection than many would like to think.
Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
New members are joining and some are leaving – as right-wing groups reorganize, scholars of the movement foresee increased polarization, with a risk of more violence.
The quest for significance and respect is a universal part of human nature. It has the potential to inspire great works – but lately, it has been much in evidence tearing society apart.
Designating the Proud Boys and other right-wing extremist groups as terrorists will make it more difficult for them to fundraise, but it won’t necessarily stop the spread of hatred.
The Proud Boys have been designated a terrorist organization in Canada. But without addressing the means of organizing, this designation won’t put a stop to right-wing extremism.
The time has come to deal with hateful extremism before it manifests as violent extremism. This includes having a public register of hate incidents.
To distill the violent insurrection at the US Capitol into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed.
A leaked database shows at least 10% of the far-right Oath Keepers militia is active police or military – people professionally trained in using weapons and conducting sophisticated operations.
Looming threats of more possible violence signal broader opposition to the Biden administration in what could become a loose campaign of domestic terrorism.
Extremist groups like the Proud Boys get white supremacy into headlines. But all white people benefit from white supremacy, whether they know it or not.
Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
The protests that ended in the storming of the US Capitol included members of white supremacy groups, the latest example of such groups being encouraged by politicians to challenge government.
Far-right Trump supporters are afraid American democracy has been overturned by their left-leaning ‘opponents’, even as they themselves actively undermine liberal democratic values and institutions.
New far-right groups have emerged during the pandemic and existing groups have become more radicalised and increased their memberships.
As Donald Trump continued to stoke his base with false allegations of a ‘rigged’ election, violence at the U.S. Capitol shows America has devolved into a fragile state.
Many people are concerned about far-right extremism. But they may not understand the real threat.
A scholar of militia movements describes the ‘peculiar’ – and erroneous – principles that right-wing militias subscribe to, including believing themselves to be defenders of the Bill of Rights.
People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they're concerned.