The recent armed protests at state capitol buildings around the country remind us of the dangers of the radical right in America. Today, we sit down with journalist David Neiwert to talk about the situation in Michigan, the rise of right-wing authoritarianism, the spread of conspiracy theories, and his broader work reporting on the American far right.
David Neiwert is a staff writer at Daily Kos and former contributing writer at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2017) and the forthcoming book Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us (Prometheus, September 2020).
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