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Domestic Terrorism

(see also Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Abortion Movement, Homeland Security, White Racism, Military Life & Values, Right-Wing Radio)

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On the Web: Specialized Sites

The National Alliance, neo-Nazi site

Southern Poverty Law Center

Stormfront, KKK site

On the Web: Articles

Are Right Wing Hate Groups Behind Anthrax Terror? Anthony York (11/22/01). Government in pursuit of Muslim terrorists, overlooks home-grown variety.

In Utah, Government Hater Sells Germ-Warfare Book. Paul Zielbauer& W.J. Broad, NY Times (11/19/01). Profiles proponents of biological warfare against US government.

Holding Terrorists Accountable? Depends on the Color & the Cause. Tim Wise, Z Mag (11/14/01).
Neo-Nazi William Pierce explicitly advocated Timothy McVeigh's terrorist act & gave him blueprint for it. Why is he still at liberty?

Domestic Terrorists' Capabilities Fall Short of Their Rhetoric. Jim Nesbitt, (9/28/01). Lists terrorist acts by still-active right wing US groups.

Many Right Wing Racial Extremists Applaud Sept. 11 Attacks. Jim Nesbitt, (9/26/01). Hate monger congratulates 9/11 attackers on web page, in mid-attack.

US Govt Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan, FBI (1/ 01).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (US Dept. of the Treasury).

National Security Archive.

In the Library: Articles.

Vidal, Gore. "The meaning of Timothy McVeigh," Vanity Fair (9/01).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Abanes, Richard. American Militias: Rebellion, Racism & Religion (Downers Grove IL: InterVarsity, 1996).

Barkun, Michael. Religion & the Racist Right. The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement (rev. ed. Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1997).

Björgo, Tore (ed.) Terrorism from the Extreme Right (London: Frank Cass, 1995).

Blee, Kathleen M. Inside Organized Racism. Women in the Hate Movement (Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Dyer, Joel. Harvest of Rage. Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning (Boulder: Westview, 1997). Connects rural American dissidence usefully to systematic destruction of small farms by agro-conglomerates & banks.

Gibson, James W. Warrior Dreams. Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America (NY: Hill & Wang, 1994).

Hamm, Mark S. American Skinheads: The Criminology & Control of Hate Crime (Westport CT: Praeger, 1993).

__________ (ed.) Hate Crime: International Perspectives on Causes & Control (Cincinnati OH: Anderson, 1994).

__________. Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco & Ruby Ridge Revenged (Boston: Northeastern U, 1997).

__________. In Bad Company. America’s Terrorist Underground (Boston: Northeastern U, 2001).

Hoffman, David. The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror (Venice CA: Feral House, 1998). Most thorough account of the event itself.

Jenkins, Philip. Hoods & Shirts. The Extreme Right in Pennsylvania, 1925-1950 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1997).

Jones, Stephen & Peter Israel. Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case & Conspiracy (NY: Public Affairs, 1998). One author was McVeigh's defense attorney.

Kramer, Jane. The Lone Patriot. The Short Career of an American Militiaman (NY: Pantheon, 2002). Story of John Pitner, leader of Washington State Militia.

Lamy, Philip. Millennium Rage. Survivalists, White Supremacists, & the Doomsday Prophecy (NY: Plenum, 1996).

Langer, Elinor. A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, & the Tise of the New-Nazi Movement in America (Metropolitan Books, 2003).

Lee, Martin A. The Beast Reawakens (Boston: Little, Brown, 1997).

Linenthal, Edward T. The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory (NY: Oxford, 2003.

Michel, Lou & Dan Herbeck. American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City Bombing (NY: Regan, 2001).

Parfrey, Adam (ed.) Apocalypse Culture [1987] (rev. ed. Portland OR: Feral House, 1990).

__________. Cult Rapture (Portland OR: Feral House, 1995).

Ridgway, James. Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads & the Rise of a New White Culture [1990] (rev. ed.; NY: Thunder's Mouth, 1995).

Serrano, Richard A. One of Ours: Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City Bombing (NY: Norton, 1998). Good for biographical information & insight into his motivations.

Singular, Stephen. The Uncivil War: The Rise of Hate, Violence, & Terrorism in America (Beverly Hills CA: New Millennium, 2001).

Vidal, Gore. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace (NY: Nation Books, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

Macdonald, Andrew [pseud.] The Turner Diaries (NY: Barricade, 1996). Durable White supremicist tract & terrorist manual from 70s, presented in novel form & often reprinted, urging all-out armed struggle against "the System."

Palacek, Mike. KGB (NY?: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, 2002?).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Gilbert, Barbara Snow. Paper Trail (Asheville NC: Front Street, 2000).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Domestic Terrorism" [1995], by Channel Four, 52m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"Four Little Girls," dir. Spike Lee. On the children killed in bombing of Baptist church in Birmingham on 9/15/63.

"Waco: Rules of Engagement" [1997], dir. William Gazecki, 136m. From Fifth Estate Productions.

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