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Book Review of S.A. Wright, Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing


Book Review of S.A. Wright, Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing

Abstract: 

Stuart A. Wright’s well-crafted book provides an overview of the far-right patriot movement and significantly adds to both the social movement and terrorism literatures. It demonstrates that although international terrorists like Islamic Jihadists pose a grave threat to the United States, homegrown extremist movements like the patriot movement are also dangerous. Wright innovatively applies social movement theory to explain the patriot movement’s emergence and decline.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Freilich, J.D. 2008. Rev. of Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Contemporary Sociology  37 (January): 360-361.

START Author(s): 
Joshua Freilich
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