The dark story of the shocking resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups, and their path to political power
Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America's most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups-the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. At the time, these groups were part of a disorganized counterculture that felt far from the mainstream.
But since then, all that has changed. Racially-motivated violence has been on open display at rallies in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Pikesville, Phoenix, and Boston. Membership in white nationalist organizations is rising, and national politicians, including the president, are validating their perceived grievances.
Everything You Love Will Burn offers a terrifying, sobering inside look at these newly empowered movements, from their conventions to backroom meetings with Republican operatives. Tenold introduces us to neo-Nazis in Brooklyn; a millennial Klanswoman in Tennessee; and a rising star in the movement, nicknamed the "Little Führer" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who understands political power and is organizing a grand coalition of far-right groups to bring them into the mainstream.
Everything You Love Will Burn takes readers to the dark, paranoid underbelly of America, a world in which the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere.
PublicAffairs; February 2018
- ISBN 9781568589954
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- Title: Everything You Love Will Burn
- Author: Vegas Tenold
Imprint: Nation Books
In The Press
"Ever since Tocqueville, some of the keenest observers ofAmerican society have been foreigners, able to see what locals might take forgranted. In this book, Vegas Tenold takes us inside the varied world of theextreme right. He gets us so close that we can see every pore of paranoia,every follicle of delusion, every unhinged ligament of logic-thus renderingthem both more human and more terrifying at the same moment."—Michael Kimmel, author of Angry WhiteMen
About The Author
Vegas Tenold is an award-winning journalist. He has covered the far right in America for years, as well as human rights in Russia, conflict in central Africa and the Middle East, and national security. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, his work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, New Republic, and Al Jazeera America. He was born and raised in Norway, and lives in Brooklyn.