"A superb model of scholarship on a subject loaded with polemics and misunderstanding". Church Hlstory
"Well written, informative, and thoughtful". American Political Science Review
"Religion and the Racist Right is a singular achievement".
New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating and terrifying account .... Deserves to be read by anyone concerned with Christian or political extremism in America". Kirkus Reviews
According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. In Religion and the Racist Right (1994), Barkun provided the first sustained exploration of the ideological and
In a new chapter written for the revised edition, he traces the role of Christian Identity figures in the dramatic events of the first half of the 1990s, from the Oklahoma City bombing and the risc of the militia movement to the Freemen standoff in Montana. Barkun also explores the government's evolving response to these challenges to the legitimacy of the state.
For all readers concerned with the prejudice and escalating violence of white supremacy movements, including the Oklahoma City bombing and the Freemen standoff