Free Radical: One Man's Journey Into and Out of America's Most Violent Hate Movement
Join an intimate conversation on modern racism, hate, and the growing alt-right social movement with one of America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead leaders. Shaken from his old ideologies by tragedy, he’s now a leading figure in de-radicalizing people away from violence-based ideologies through his writing, his Free Radicals Project, and a controversial new MSNBC docu-series, “Breaking Hate.” What is this phenomenon of white nationalism, where did it come from, can we counter it — and should we all be terrified?
Big IdeaAdopting this [skinhead] look and this rhetoric, now all the people who had tormented me would avoid me. And suddenly I felt powerful. For a kid who felt powerless his whole life to suddenly experience this power and control, I was pretty intoxicated by it.Christian Picciolini
By the Numbers
Big IdeaI think it’s a huge difference between saying that we are country with great principles that we have repeatedly failed to live up to, so we must try harder -- there’s a huge difference between saying that and saying that America is at its core a land of oppression. We are a land of white supremacy. We are a land of genocide. Because if we are truly nothing but a land of white supremacist genocide, why is it even a country worth fighting for?Amy Chua