The Rise Of The Eliminationists
Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Political discussion on talk radio, in some churches and on television has become increasingly harsh and divisive in recent years. In a moment weâll talk with the author of the new book who says that the radical talk has reached a point where one faction is calling for the elimination of the other faction.
In recent months weâve seen a variety of murders by right wing radicals against an abortion doctor, members of a Unitarian Church, and a guard at the US Holocaust Museum. Muslim mosques have been targeted for vandalism and the Presidentâs policies and even his background described as un-American. Our guest today has written a new book about the increasingly harsh nature of political discourse in the US - especially by those on the political right. Our guest is Dave Niewert who is the managing editor of the blog Crooks and Liars. His book is âTHE ELIMINATIONISTS: How Hate Talk Radicalized The American Right.â (Polipoint Press)comments powered by Disqus