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By Barry Balleck

This provocative quantity explores how and why the notice "patriot" has been appropriated via those that struggle opposed to the U.S. government—sometimes advocating violence in aid in their goals.

• Addresses the big variety of "patriot" teams presently lively within the usa, masking their origins and present actions and what they demonstrate approximately America's political state

• Profiles recognized patriot teams

• Discusses the political, fiscal, and social dynamics that perpetuate the expansion of those pursuits

• Explores how and why such teams developed from guardians of the rules of restricted govt to proponents of radicalized violence opposed to these they see as being against their beliefs

• Overviews the congruence of patriotism and political violence in U.S. historical past, resembling how disillusionment within the wake of the Civil struggle supplied fodder for the forming of the Klu Klux Klan

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