2021-09-07 10:58:47

Spencer Ackerman on How the U.S. War on Terror Fueled and Excused Right-Wing Extremism at Home

In an extended conversation with Spencer Ackerman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter, he examines the connection he sees between the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States and the so-called war on terror, which he writes about in his new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.

He begins his book with Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh visiting the far-right paramilitary compound in Elohim City, Oklahoma, before what was then called the worst terror attack in U.S. history.

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