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Into a World of Hate: A Journey Among the Extreme Right epub

by Nick Ryan


Into a World of Hate: A Journey Among the Extreme Right epub

ISBN: 041594922X

ISBN13: 978-0415949224

Author: Nick Ryan

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge (March 2, 2004)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB book: 1757 kb

FB2 book: 1146 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 268

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At a time of heightened fears over terrorism and Islam; as frustration builds with immigration and asylum; and as millions vote for far-right political parties, Into A World Of Hate is Nick Ryan's powerful odyssey into the world of the extreme right

At a time of heightened fears over terrorism and Islam; as frustration builds with immigration and asylum; and as millions vote for far-right political parties, Into A World Of Hate is Nick Ryan's powerful odyssey into the world of the extreme right. Already being compared to Orwell's non-fiction, Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists

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Home Browse Books Book details, Into a World of Hate: A Journey among the. Nick Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists. Into a World of Hate: A Journey among the Extreme Right. Winning the trust of the men and women at the heart of these movements - from bombers to presidential candidates, across Europe and the USA - Into A World Of Hateis the tale of his gripping odyssey. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Nick Ryan HOMELAND tells the story of an epic journey across Europe and the United States, in the underground world of right wing extremism. This was a concealed world until September 11 and its tidal wave of nationalism gave it the impetus to emerge with a new strength. Ryan’s journey starts in London where he meets members of secretive right wing extremist groups such as Combat 18 (18 because of the position of Adolph Hitler’s initials in the alphabet).

Into a World of Hate: A Journey among the Extreme Right. Sue Clough and John Steele The happy, loveable lad who grew up a hate-filled loner 1 Jul 2000, telegraph. uk, Retrieved 17 April 2019. Bomber 'had abnormality of the mind' 14 June 2000, news. Routledge, 2004, p. 83. ^ Clarke, Pat and Raif, Shenai.

I have a piece up in The Guardian today about the extreme right's attempt to exploit Brexit in London this weekend, featuring UKIP and criminal/extremist Stephen Lennon. Btw, here's a growing list of UKIP MEPs who've quit the party in the last few days/weeks ⬇️. ❌ Nathan Gill. David Coburn ❌ Paul Nuttall ❌ Nigel Farage ❌ Suzanne Evans ❌ Patrick O’Flynn ❌ Bill Etheridge ❌ William Dartmouth.

Nick Ryan is an award-winning writer and producer. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, GQ, The Guardian and Wired, among others. In 1999 he received a special commendation from the International Federation of Journalists for his investigations into the extreme right. the result is an unsettling and fascinating exploration of the dangerous nether reaches.

So begins a two-week journey into the dark side of the American Dream

So begins a two-week journey into the dark side of the American Dream. The spotlight of the UN monitor, an independent arbiter of human rights standards across the globe, has fallen on this occasion on the US, culminating on Friday with the release of his initial report in Washington. His fact-finding mission into the richest nation the world has ever known has led him to investigate the tragedy at its core: the 41 million people who officially live in poverty. Of those, nine million have zero cash income – they do not receive a cent in sustenance. Their descendants still live in the Black Belt, still mired in poverty among the worst in the union.

Nick Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists. Winning the trust of the men and women at the heart of these movements - from bombers to presidential candidates, across Europe and the USA - Into A World Of Hate is the tale of his gripping odyssey.
This book is unique: in it, the journalist Nick Ryan ventures inside a dizzying array of white supremacist, neo-nazi and ultra-nationalist movements, recording his experiences and encounters over a six-year period.
As a powerful, and sometimes downright disturbing, introduction to the lives of those in the radical right, it's unequalled. What it's not is an essay or historical analysis of the growth of right-wing extremism. Then again, the author never claims it is. It's clearly a standalone journey, as much Ryan's story as that of the people he meets.
If you want to know who the people actually are behind the burgeoning right-wing movements, 'Homeland' is the place to find them. The links between the lowliest 'lone wolf', to the most elevated political figures, are sometimes startling, particularly when Ryan finds himself invited out to Beirut for an international conference of Holocaust deniers. It can't have been easy going on some of these journeys.
The book is also written in a series of pacy, gripping vignettes, more like a novel at times than non-fiction. But I found this made it an easier read: at over 300 pages, I finished it during one long weekend!
Overall, 'Homeland' is a furious, unsettling - but I would say essential - book, in which the writer clearly threw a part of himself. As a study of the underbelly of modern society, and frustrated identity, I would highly recommend it to anyone curious about our times.
Nick Ryan HOMELAND tells the story of an epic journey across Europe and the United States, in the underground world of right wing extremism. This was a concealed world until September 11 and its tidal wave of nationalism gave it the impetus to emerge with a new strength.

Ryan's journey starts in London where he meets members of secretive right wing extremist groups such as Combat 18 (18 because of the position of Adolph Hitler's initials in the alphabet). These small size groups are nonetheless powerful and thrive on fear and violence. They are often associated with football and a music scene that conveys their ideology and which provide them with an important source of income.

In this universe, the British National Party is the clean and presentable face of a movement whose roots dive deeper into the Nation and the Western World. At the heart of these movements, Ryan meets up with your "white next-door neighbour", usually a single young man who is looking for simple answers to the questions of life and identity.

Lost in a world whose values and customs are increasingly varied and entangled, our white supremacist is looking for moral guidance and a sense to give to his life. He is in need of beliefs, craving to belong to a community.

Ryan's first chapters are not an easy read mainly because he decided to blend narratives and dialogues. However, this helps us remembering that we are here facing real individuals and not imaginary monsters. Pass the first sixty pages and the journey kicks off. Ryan meets more and more people involved in the dark side of the western civilisation and starts to earn their trust. This long and painful process (both professionally and personally) will open many doors that would have remained closed to many lounge-investigators.

Nick Ryan will ultimately be introduced to some of the white supremacists "thinkers". They are recluse or outsiders but can also be very public figures such as Pat Buchanan who entered the US presidential election. Ryan describes how they feel ignored by the politics, their voice unheard and their feeling of being powerless. Therefore, it becomes a sense of duty to protect the white race, to act even if this means violence because the political system and the society do not offer any other choice. Ryan's interlocutors define their way as being outside conventional politics and the old concept of Right and Left. This is a way which concern is to save the White race endangered by other "lower cultures".

During this journey Ryan is crossing from one world to another and is undergoing a maturation process. He will sometimes become friend with the people he meets and interviews and realise that it is not all black and white even in a White world.

By the end of his odyssey, Ryan is back to where the right wing movements are the most developed, East Germany. Shouldn't that be extremely worrying that these extremists' movements are booming and thriving in the country that invented and put into action the principle of National Socialism?

Ryan's writing is both informative and emotionally powerful. This is not an essay on nationalism or white supremacist movement but a personal journey, a document, a piece that can be used to expose the real driving force behind racism and nationalism.

One of the many merits of Ryan's book is that it provides a useful resource to understand these extremist's beliefs and respond to them. It is an edifying piece of work about a rising phenomenon becoming more and more acceptable and a different approach prompting a justified comparison to Orwell's journey to Wigan.
Throughout "Into a World of Hate", Nick Ryan notes that the far-right figures he meets with are "paranoid" and "don't trust journalists". He should read his own book with a neutral eye and find out why. Rather than enter the far-right scene by attending meetings, etc., Ryan begins by going to his subjects' ideological enemies (Searchlight magazine, the ANL, the CDR, and the SPLC) for leads. Having loaded up on misinformation, hype, and scare stories from biased "monitoring" organizations, Ryan proceeds to lie his way into the far-right and mislead them about his intentions. He tells them that he is trying to write a neutral book, but it is clear from the first chapter that his mind was made up long before the first interview began. While claiming not to be an arm of Searchlight, he is constantly checking in with their editors (his handlers?).

Of course, since Ryan has a) bought all the scare stories hook, line and sinker and b) is engaged in the above behaviors he, unsurprisingly, ends up c) paranoid about dealing with his subjects. He treats us to endless descriptions of threatening far-right miscreants rumored to be armed and dangerous. With the exception of a skinhead who grabs him by the shoulder once, no one harms him during his odyssey. But that's the least of it. Ryan is unable to even visit a far-right website without gut-wrenching fear washing over him. Shouldn't journalists be made of stronger stuff? Despite his near-constant terror, Ryan trudges on through his self-created Hades. It would all be funny if it wasn't so pathetic and inaccurate.

I have spent 10 years studying far-right organizations in the US/UK and have met with many of the same individuals as Ryan. It's an understatement to say that my experiences have been different. I have yet to meet demons along the way, just everyday people with ideas far from the mainstream. While some have occasionally been intimidating characters, I can honestly report that -- contrary to Ryan's lurid accounts -- I have never once felt threatened at any far-right gathering. These differences are due to the research method I employed - treat your subjects like fellow human beings and get to know them. While I used information from "monitoring" organizations, I was aware that it could not be accepted at face value. Since there were no "handlers" lurking in my shadow, I did not fear exposure as a Trojan-horse "neutral" investigator.

Ryan may be an award-winning journalist, but none of the skills required for such distinction are on display here. Ryan's uncritical acceptance of biased source materials leaves us with two possibilities: either he is an extremely lax reporter or he is ideologically aligned with his sources. Either way, if this is "investigative journalism at its best" as the book jacket promises us, the profession has fallen on hard times indeed.