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Politics & Government
  • Author:
    Joel Dyer
  • ISBN:
    0813332931
  • ISBN13:
    978-0813332932
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  • Publisher:
    Basic Books; Reprint edition (September 4, 1998)
  • Pages:
    342 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Politics & Government
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Dyer ascribes the rise of radical antigovernment activity to the farm crisis that began in the late '70s with the Federal Reserve .

Dyer ascribes the rise of radical antigovernment activity to the farm crisis that began in the late '70s with the Federal Reserve Board's harsh anti-inflationary policies and has proceeded through the relentless conglomeration of agriculture. He argues that farmers, unlike urban workers, are so psychologically tied to their occupation that when they lose that, they lose their identity. Dyer has spent a great deal of time talking to the militants and trying to understand their writings, and his exegeses of their bizarre legal and political theories bring as much lucidity to them as one could expect.

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ed by a host of ”unknown others” in the militia movements of rural America.

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Dogrel
The author is an editor and thus subject to the conceit of manufacturing scenarios which could not pass the test of solid research. I could only make it into part two, Conspiracy, before giving up trying to read this windy editorial which tried to create conspiratorial connections between the Bible, the John Birch Society, and various farmers associations. This is the kind of stuff one would expect to find at Alex Jones's website. Truly awful.
Lyrtois
Understanding why Timothy McVeigh acted as he did is beyond most people. Similarly, most urban Americans know little of the "Republic of Texas", the militia movements, the "common-law courts" and sundry other manifestations of rural anger and paranoia. To a European like myself it is even more incomprehensible.
I chanced on this book when I was in a bookstore in Champaign, IL and heard the author speaking. I am glad that chance meeting took place as reading this book has given me more understanding of the American rural mind (or at least a portion of it) than anything else that I have read on the subject.
Joel Dyer is the editor of the Boulder Weekly and is a sensitive editor well tuned to all his readers' shades of opinion. It is all too easy for people to dismiss these more extreme beliefs as those belonging to wackos, weirdos and lunatics. Dyer has at least treated adherents of these views with respect and done them the courtesy of listening to them and analyzing the underlying causes of their frustration, resentment and seething anger.
He presents a fairly convincing picture of why those who are tied to agriculture are so paranoid about government in general and the federal government in particular. He explains patiently and convincingly why there is a feeling of desperation. He shows how for many people desperate times call for desperate measures and how these people have sought to rationalize and justify their actions. Dyer is understanding while not approving of the aims or means employed to achieve the ends.
It would be easy to descend into simple mockery and condemnation of extremists. Whilst Dyer concludes that extreme beliefs and actions are wrong headed, his respectful analysis acknowledges the colossal pressures facing these people. He points out the urgent need to do something about their plight. His non-judgmental fact gathering has allowed him access to people whose voices are rarely heard other than through their most strident and extreme mouthpieces.
Dyer concludes that America is sitting on a powder keg. Unless governments heed their rising voices, then we can expect the Oklahoma bombing to be only the first of many large scale outrages designed to force people to pay attention to a neglected section of the community.
The style of this book, as befits an editor, is journalistic. However, Dyer recognizes the value of his research for those with more scholarly interests and there is a susbstantial section of notes and references at the end to allow those interested to further research the issues.
A worthwhile and sobering read.
Mavegar
The best part of this book is how the author did his research--out in the field knocking on doors and talking to people, the way it should be done. He gets so far inside that one of the guys involved in the Republic of Texas standoff awhile back called him--while the whole thing was going down! That is getting inside to do the story! I'm not sure I totally agree with his thesis of stress being the main reason that the far right is gaining so many adherents, but he certainly backs up his theory with evidence. The author also presents a chilling story on the Oklahoma City Bombing that I guarantee you haven't heard--God knows the jury didn't hear it. Not only did I like this book, I'd certainly consider reading anything else Joel Dyer has written. A good book.
Velan
This book is one of the few factual and coherent analysis offered about the new domestic terrorist movement in the United States, and prospects of future civil war in the US. One of the other coherent analysis I've seen came from the ICFI's, a socialist organization, web site. Of special interest to me were Dyer's observations on the fine but thin line between progressive and reactionary movements, and Dyer's serious consideration of the effects of the dramatic growth of economic (and hence social) inequality. Also of interest is how the economically, social and politically disenfranchized often turn to the ultra-right when no real progressive political opposition exists. Even wondered what form and face emergent fascist movements might take in the US? Then take a look arround. This book also shows that a dire need exists in the US for a real (definately NOT the Green party, which is happily lining up with the reactionaries) political alternatives.
Thorgahuginn
The author obviously began with an economic theory to explain what he calls an "antigovernment" movement, but without the historical perspective that the movement is actually as old as the republic and is driven by dissatisfaction with corruption and abuse of power, and that the movement is stronger today because the corruption and abuses are worse than ever before. It is the same movement that led to the American Revolution, and it is motivated by the same kinds of abuses. He chooses to ignore the abuses and dismiss them as "conspiracy theories", but one has only to read the many books on such abuses to find the real causes of the militia movement, and learn the stories of the many victims of abuse that haven't been told yet. The author could spend his talents more usefully by writing about those stories.
Monam
This book opens up a lot of feeling for those who over the last two decades have lost everything and have attempted to find a reason, a cause and an enemy, sadly.
Anyone dealing with and wanting to understand the movement that has effected millions in our society must read this book. I recommend this to our state and national leaders. Dyer writes in such a balanced way and with tremendous care for those who have become caught up in the anger that exemplifies an occassionally growing portion of our society.