Arthur Goldwag
The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right
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The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right Arthur Goldwag From Birthers who claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States to counter jihadists who believe that the Constitution is in imminent danger of being replaced with Sharia law, conspiratorial beliefs have become an increasingly common feature of our public discourse In this deeply researched, fascinating exploration of the ideas and rhetoric that have animateFrom Birthers who claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States to counter jihadists who believe that the Constitution is in imminent danger of being replaced with Sharia law, conspiratorial beliefs have become an increasingly common feature of our public discourse In this deeply researched, fascinating exploration of the ideas and rhetoric that have animated extreme, mostly right wing movements throughout American history, Arthur Goldwag reveals the disturbing pattern of fear mongering and demagoguery that runs through the American grain The New Hate takes readers on a surprising, often shocking, sometimes bizarrely amusing tour through the swamps of nativism, racism, and paranoid speculations about money that have long thrived on the American fringe Goldwag shows us the parallels between the hysteria about the Illuminati that wracked the new American Republic in the 1790s and the McCarthyism that roiled the 1950s, and he discusses the similarities between the anti New Deal forces of the 1930s and the Tea Party movement today He traces Henry Ford s anti Semitism and the John Birch Society s Insiders back to the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and he relates white supremacist nightmares about racial pollution to nineteenth century fears of papal plots The most salient feature of what I have come to call the New Hate, Goldwag writes, is its sameness across time and space The most depressing thing about the demagogues who tirelessly exploit it in pamphlets and books and partisan newspapers two centuries ago, on Web sites, electronic social networks, and twenty four hour cable news today is how much alike they all turn out to be.. The New Hate A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right From Birthers who claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States to counter jihadists who believe that the Constitution is in imminent danger of being replaced with Sharia law conspiratori
  • Title: The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right
  • Author: Arthur Goldwag
  • ISBN: 9780307379696
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Erik Graff says:

      The thesis this book, a review of various right wing populist hate groups and their proponents from the time of the American revolution until the present 2012 in this case , is that the character of these movements has remained pretty much consistent, formally speaking, however much the objects of hatred immigrants, blacks, Latins, Asians, communists, socialists, Masons, Catholics, secularists, capitalists, Jews, gays etc have changed Thematically arranged, the book is no encyclopaedia of hate g [...]

    2. Robert Owen says:

      Arthur Goldwag s The New Hate is an interesting how the hell did we ever get here review of the historical and contemporary forces that have led to the ascendance of far right reactionary politics The new hate, of course, is simply a repackaged version of the old hate, and Goldwag spends most of his book exploring the forms and functions of these antiques over the last two centuries Goldwag covers a host of different groups that became the objects of conspiracy theorists whose crackpot notions l [...]

    3. Elizabeth Sulzby says:

      This is an important book in understanding the history of and growth of the virilent hatred in American politics currently Every part of the book is excellent Goldwag distinguishes between real conspiracies and conspiracy theory theorists who take all sorts of seemingly divergent facts and weaves them into a Glen Beck type Pssst, here s what that really means, mentality Goldwag s contribution that was most important was to give the historical forebarers of today s true believers OCCUPY movement [...]

    4. Darryl Hall says:

      It was interesting to see how most of these groups that create conspiracy theories, when boiled down to their main driving force, is just plain ole bigotry, of either dark skinned people, Jews, secret societies or some religion, or a wicked combination of these The problem with the book to me was too much quoting of sources and some of the different chapters were too disconnected from each other.

    5. David says:

      bathroom reading for the democratic leisure class

    6. Jaime Mozo Dutton says:

      Depressing.

    7. Matt says:

      An odd El Camino of a book, The New Hate A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right is either a half hearted attempt to deliver red meat to progressives or a scholarly exploration dressed in an ill fitting mini skirt and borrowed stilettos I m not sure what the author, Arthur Goldwag, was going for here, but the result was a clunky, overstuffed historical survey of Populist Right hate groups and their writings on this below without any discernible insight into the New hate beyond Meet [...]

    8. Jason Jeffries says:

      I think I was fortunate to chose to read this at a good time, after the 2014 mid terms I loved this book It s been depressing lately being a fan of this president, mostly because of his supporters or lack thereof anyway, this book was great for perspective, providing a reminder that the Right has housed all kinds of reactionary small minded hatemongers spouting ridiculous nonsense and hyperbole since the beginning, but here we are, so hope , I guess I well considered the 2 and 3 star reviews for [...]

    9. Wise_owl says:

      The New Hate was a fascinating read into area s of history I was aware of, but hadn t fully plumbed It s thesis, if it can be said to have one, is that the new round of conspiracy theories and focused Right Wing Populism is not that different from other such episodes in America s history, going all the way back to it s founding as a country.Goldwag covers prejudices that still exist those against Blacks and Jews for example As well as those who are less popular today than they once were anti Mas [...]

    10. Greg says:

      While the topic is extremely important, I must admit I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of focus in this book The author s presentation is somewhat chaotic, and each chapter seems to be a heck of a lot less coherent than it could be.I would recommend instead Richard Hofstadter s superb The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Anti Intellectualism in American Life While both are dated now, having been written half a century before, they are much tightly focused and, hence, their message [...]

    11. Robert Dormer says:

      What on earth was this book about I thought it would be an analysis of right wing lunacy and hatred Instead it s a.history book Scholarly monograph Collection of quotations I m not sure This is one confusing and seriously unorganized book The author didn t really state a specific thesis until almost 3 4ths of the way through For the most part it reads like a copiously footnoted and well researched meandering stream of consciousness Do we really need two separate sets of footnotes And apparently [...]

    12. Matthew says:

      It really shouldn t be much of a surprise that I agreed with most of what was in here, but I would like to point out that calling modern conservative bigotry the New Hate is somewhat inaccurate, as it really seems to be made up of older hates that have been repainted for a different time Take Henry Ford s concern about Jewish rabbinical courts in New York, bring it forward a few decades, and it becomes the anti Shariah movement advocated by Frank Eyebrows Gaffney and Pamela Shrieking Harpy Gelle [...]

    13. Kiseruyoru says:

      Interesting read Just goes thru some conspiracy theories like the Protocols, Masons, Illuminati, and mostly just kinda points out what everyone seems to forget apart from the way information travels now which is entirely new and different, except in the myriad ways in which it isn t , what people tend to say hasn t much changed.Also, I think the cheeky title the author admits is him being cheeky might have been a bad idea, makes it impossible to recommend it to people I know, they ll never read [...]

    14. Ryan says:

      A great profile of US conspiracism and paranoia The beginning and the end were compelling, well researched, and at times hilarious While it s understandable that the anti masonic movements had to be addressed in order to trace the genealogy of US conspiracy theory, that section seemed to go on forever and ever and ever Perhaps it was the material, perhaps it was the writing, and perhaps it was just the reader s interest but that section was alone in being less than excellent This is an interesti [...]

    15. Claire Conner says:

      Arthur Goldwag has a deep understanding of the conspiracy theories, the fear and the hatred that drives many of the extremists in the US His book takes the reader deep inside the crazy and the bizarre while helping us understand how these ideas influence so many people While lot of folks dismiss conspiracy theories as silly, I was raised in a family where conspiracy theories were fact and fear was our daily bread I m grateful the Goldwag is able to push through much of the rhetoric and uncover t [...]

    16. Rebecca says:

      A survey of conspiracy theories and right wing populist movements, this book provides interesting and detailed quotations from various famous nut jobs and the literature they produce It s mostly synthetic and doesn t make a wildly original argument, but it would be a good introduction to the general subject Its greatest strengths are the detailed analysis of right wing literature and the biographical research on people like Maria Monk, Charles Lindbergh, and Henry Ford.

    17. Jaime says:

      This one distracted me from Atomic America The title is no doubt meant to be ironic it s sadly clear that the contemporary currents of right wing and populist hate in the USA have tangled DNA that stretches just about all the way back to this country s founding Another book for Jaime s patented Depressed Here read THIS bookshelf.

    18. William Lawrence says:

      The first couple of chapters are the sole reason anyone needs to read this The rest was repetitive, but the book was good enough for me to check out the author s other works sometime Much of what s in this book is too obvious, but it s not going to convince the radical right, if they even read it.

    19. Patrick Bair says:

      The information is certainly interesting but the author frequently goes rambling so far on historical tangents that I often lost interest and found myself skimming Reads almost like a collection of short stories loosely tied together.

    20. Edward Renehan says:

      A very important work Traces the history of ignorance fueled intolerance throughout American political history Excellent Full Disclosure Goldwag is a friend and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of my publishing company, New Street Further note We are NOT the publisher of his book.

    21. Kimberly Wells says:

      A well researched and interesting history of paranoia and conspiracy I would have liked it if it had shown a better link to some of the current day movements While it was mentioned it wasn t a focal point However, this may have been about my expectations than a failing of the book.

    22. Sam says:

      I guess after the fact I didn t really find this book to be convincing Goldwag promises at the beginning to tie conspiracy theorists to modern Conservatives, but all of his evidence is tangential and hearsay There are never any smoking guns really I was disappointed.

    23. Gail says:

      It was amazing in an appalling sort of way Read it a couple years ago, but thinking about it a lot now with the current presidential campaign happening Still appalling.

    24. Bob Schnell says:

      A good overview of the various conspiracy theories floating around and how they got started Turns out the new hate is the same as the old hate.

    25. Edward ott says:

      New hate same as the old hate.

    26. Peter Owens says:

      A chronicle of the roots of far right conspiracy theories and social movements Less relevant than you might think.

    27. Adria says:

      Too long and wordy for me Learned a bit about the origins of modern Tea Party crackpots but not enough to hold my interest Bailed after a few chapters.

    28. Nancy says:

      I expected contemporary information and this goes a little too far into the historical aspects of conspiracies Other than that it was a good read and I did learn a few things.

    29. Dianne says:

      This book is footnoted very well and one could get whiplash going between the text and the footnotes The gist of the book is that the new hate is not new.

    30. Alex says:

      Makes an interesting potted history, but there s not enough about modern leftist conspiratorial thinking Which is definitely out there.

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