By George Michael

This e-book examines the reaction to right-wing extremism within the US from either the govt. and non-governmental businesses. It offers an in depth portrait of the modern severe correct within the US together with interviews with a number of of the movement's top figures from teams comparable to the Ku Klux Klan, Militias, American Renaissance and the White Aryan Resistance. the writer additionally explains how the actions of those racist teams were curbed as a result of the campaigning efforts of anti-racist and anti-fascist watchdogs who've helped to form and impression govt coverage.

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For example, in 1972 he served as the finance director for George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign and raised approximately 24 million dollars. 59 By some accounts, it was the first time in American politics that direct mail solicitation had played such an important role in campaign finance. Dees drew an astounding 15 per cent response from his fundraising appeal letter for the campaign, which caught the attention of well seasoned political fundraisers. 60 Four years later, Dees applied his mail fundraising skills to Jimmy Carter’s successful presidential campaign.

The people who espouse this racism, without exception, associate and collaborate with the extreme right…. The extremists are the bedfellows of the deniers. They are one and the same and cannot be considered separately. That is why I have continued to add material about extremist groups. 122 Unlike the other watchdog organizations, the Nizkor Project seldom works with other groups in the community. However, McVay mentioned that he has shared podiums from time to time with individuals within the ADL who were presenting at the same conferences that both had attended, and that they discussed various issues informally.

In one instance, which received international attention, the Simon Wiesenthal Center underwrote the expenses of a former Israeli intelligence officer who infiltrated the German far-right underground. 51 This resulted in much publicity, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center presented the findings of this investigation to the US Congress, the FBI, and German authorities. 52 One area of particular concern to the SWC is the proliferation of Holocaust revisionist material. In 1991, the Center’s National Task Force Against Hate was established and soon after launched a campaign to alert the editors of college newspapers of the efforts of Holocaust revisionist historians to place ads in college newspapers on this subject.

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