Submitted by the Lopez Library
Seattle-based investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades. Long before Trump’s presidency and the mainstream media coverage of white nationalist movements, far-right and racist ideology has been growing around us. Neiwert is the author of six books and has written about extremism in many forms. He typically examines the rise of extremism through specific accounts – a hate crime by skinheads in Ocean Shores, a murder by anti-government border militia in Arizona, the destruction of the Japanese community in Bellevue during World War II, the Freemen siege in Montana in 1996. Neiwert’s MSNBC series on domestic terrorism received a National Press Club.
His most recent book, “Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump,” traces the so-called “alt-right” movement from 9/11 conspiracy theorists through the Tea Party and militia movements and nurtured by powerful right-wing media. He will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23, the Lopez Island Library, for a lecture titled, “A Road Map to Alt-America.” He will bring his two decades of research to help us understand the mindsets that shape American extremism. If you were shocked by the coverage in Charlottesville and beyond, please join us as we explore the roots of white nationalist and far-right movements with David Neiwert. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library.