Is America home to a secret underworld of
militant political groups bent on overthrowing
the U.S. Constitution? Are apocalyptic
Christians akin to religious militants elsewhere
in the world in their quest to create a
religious state? In a democratic society, should
people have the right to preach the
extermination of others?
Mark Potok of the Southern
Poverty Law Center will identify movements,
goals, and tactics of the far right, who are
likely to gain traction and numbers as economic
conditions worsen for millions of Americans. He
is joined by Chris Hedges,
author of American Fascists: The Christian
Right and the War on America, who will
discuss his thesis that extremist right wing
religious groups are eroding democracy.
Mark Potok leads one of the most highly
regarded operations monitoring the extreme right
in the world today as director of the SPLC’s
Intelligence Project and editor of its
award-winning, quarterly investigative journal
Intelligence Report, and the blog Hatewatch.
Chris Hedges is a distinguished journalist and
author, and is currently a senior fellow at the
Nation Institute and a Distinguished Fellow at
Princeton University. He was part of the
Pulitzer Prize winning team covering global
terrorism for the New York Times.
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