'Each time the white supremacist movement has surged in the U.S., that surge has been mirrored by a similar increase within the armed forces.'
This episode, we’re going to take a closer look at terrorism trends and far-right extremists in America. We’ll see how oftentimes right-wing violence works inside the seams of American security and law enforcement discourse, challenging our definition of terrorism.
We’ll also discuss America’s wars abroad, and how many veterans have "brought the war home."
Then we’ll visit Charlottesville, Virginia, where we’ll tour a few Confederate monuments — monuments that are playing host to a new generation of vigilantes.
- Erin Miller, program manager for the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism; that conversation begins at the 1:52 mark;
- Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago (at the 9:33 mark); her book “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America” is available in bookstores now
- Jalane Schmidt, University of Virginia professor and local public historian in Charlottesville, Virginia (at the 38:04 mark). Find her work in a special feature from WTJU's 91.1 FM entitled, "Marked by these Monuments.