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Breaking hate : confronting the new culture of extremism

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First edition.

"At fourteen, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist ideology, a neo-Nazi terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. By the time he left the movement years later and was able to see clearly for the first time, Picciolini found that his life was in shambles and the nation around him was coming apart. Told with startling intimacy and compassion, Breaking Hate is the inside story of how extremists have taken the reins of our political discourse and a guide to how everyday Americans can win it back. The forces pushing to polarize and radicalize us are many--from fake news to coded language to Russian trolls to a White House that often aims to inflame rather than to heal. Increasingly, the information with which we construct our world views is segregated by social media stars and advertisers with murky motives to validate our worst impulses. As Picciolini demonstrates, our modern world systematically normalizes extremism in such a way that we grow blind to it, only recognizing it in the wake of tragedy. Drawing on profiles of extremists that he works to free from violent ideology and on his own painful history leading and then escaping from an infamous neo-Nazi group, Breaking Hate explains why terrorism and violence have come to characterize our daily lives and why that doesn't need to be the case." --

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.
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Chappaqua Library 363.325 PICCIOLINI (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600049755
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Eastchester Public Library 320.53 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31008152434011
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Somers Library 320.53 P (Text)
New Nonfiction
31031151821228
In transit
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The Field Library 320.53 P (Text)
New Nonfiction
31022152100795
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 320.53 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31035613050052
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Yonkers Riverfront Library 320.53 P (Text)
Nonfiction
31035612045194
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316522939
  • ISBN: 0316522937
  • Physical Description: xxxvi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

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Introduction: Nation of hate -- Prologue: The crossroads of union and division -- Pre-radicalization-"The marginalized seeker." Warning sings: the prelude to hate: Kassandra -- What leads us to extremism: Kassandra -- The hate we see: Daniel -- Hate becomes normalized: Ben -- White pride worldwide: Kassandra -- Extremist recruitment: Reggie -- A mental health crisis: Kassandra -- Toxic masculinity: Dallas -- The propaganda of hate: Kassandra -- The threats we ignore: Kassandra -- Terror by another name: Koval -- A withdrawal from hate: Kassandra -- Radical-"The true believer." -- Lone wolf: Dylann -- De-radicalization-"The enlightened seeker." The seven "L" steps of disengagement -- Link: See the child, not the monster: Koval -- Listen: Filter out the white noise: Omar -- Learn: Mapping the journey: Ben -- Leverage: Filling potholes: Daniel -- Lift: The quest for ICP: Reggie -- Love: Building bridges: Daniel -- Live: Free radical: Kassandra -- TBD (To be de-radicalized): Richard.
Summary, etc.:
"At fourteen, Christian Picciolini was recruited by a now notorious skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist ideology, a neo-Nazi terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. By the time he left the movement years later and was able to see clearly for the first time, Picciolini found that his life was in shambles and the nation around him was coming apart. Told with startling intimacy and compassion, Breaking Hate is the inside story of how extremists have taken the reins of our political discourse and a guide to how everyday Americans can win it back. The forces pushing to polarize and radicalize us are many--from fake news to coded language to Russian trolls to a White House that often aims to inflame rather than to heal. Increasingly, the information with which we construct our world views is segregated by social media stars and advertisers with murky motives to validate our worst impulses. As Picciolini demonstrates, our modern world systematically normalizes extremism in such a way that we grow blind to it, only recognizing it in the wake of tragedy. Drawing on profiles of extremists that he works to free from violent ideology and on his own painful history leading and then escaping from an infamous neo-Nazi group, Breaking Hate explains why terrorism and violence have come to characterize our daily lives and why that doesn't need to be the case." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Picciolini, Christian.
United States > Race relations.
Hate > Social aspects.
Radicalism.
Violence.
White supremacy movements.
Hate > Social aspects.
Race relations.
Radicalism.
Violence.
White supremacy movements.
United States.


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