We Are Proud Boys by Andy Campbell audiobook

We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism

By Andy Campbell
Read by Stacy Carolan

Hachette Books 9780306827464
8.47 Hours 1
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A gripping investigation into the nation’s most notorious far-right group, revealing how they created a new blueprint for extremism and turned American politics into a blood sport After the 2016 election, Americans witnessed a frightening trend: the sudden rise of a host of new extremist groups across the country. Emboldened by a new president, they flooded political rallies and built fervent online presences, expanding rapidly until they were a regular sight at everyday demonstrations. Amid the chaos, one group emerged as a leader among the others, with matching outfits, bizarre rituals, and a reputation for violence: the Proud Boys. From leading extremism reporter Andy Campbell, We Are Proud Boys is the definitive narrative exploration of this notorious street gang and all the far-right movements they’re connected to. Through groundbreaking new reporting, Campbell delivers the untold story of a gang of blundering, punch-happy goons who grew to become the centerpiece of American extremism and positioned themselves as the unofficial enforcement arm of the GOP. Beginning with their founding by Gavin McInnes, the media personality best known for co-founding VICE, Campbell takes us deep into the Proud Boys, laying bare their origins and their rise to prominence. As he exposes the group's noxious culture and strange rituals, he reveals how the ultimate project of the Proud Boys–to desensitize Americans to political violence–has succeeded entirely, culminating with Republicans calling the January 6 insurrection "legitimate political discourse." The bizarre, frightening story of the Proud Boys reveals the playbook they have created for domestic extremism, giving us the necessary insight to push back against radicalism in America before it swallows our democracy whole.  

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A #1 Amazon bestseller

A gripping investigation into the nation’s most notorious far-right group, revealing how they created a new blueprint for extremism and turned American politics into a blood sport

After the 2016 election, Americans witnessed a frightening trend: the sudden rise of a host of new extremist groups across the country. Emboldened by a new president, they flooded political rallies and built fervent online presences, expanding rapidly until they were a regular sight at everyday demonstrations. Amid the chaos, one group emerged as a leader among the others, with matching outfits, bizarre rituals, and a reputation for violence: the Proud Boys.

From leading extremism reporter Andy Campbell, We Are Proud Boys is the definitive narrative exploration of this notorious street gang and all the far-right movements they’re connected to. Through groundbreaking new reporting, Campbell delivers the untold story of a gang of blundering, punch-happy goons who grew to become the centerpiece of American extremism and positioned themselves as the unofficial enforcement arm of the GOP. Beginning with their founding by Gavin McInnes, the media personality best known for co-founding VICE, Campbell takes us deep into the Proud Boys, laying bare their origins and their rise to prominence. As he exposes the group's noxious culture and strange rituals, he reveals how the ultimate project of the Proud Boys–to desensitize Americans to political violence–has succeeded entirely, culminating with Republicans calling the January 6 insurrection "legitimate political discourse." The bizarre, frightening story of the Proud Boys reveals the playbook they have created for domestic extremism, giving us the necessary insight to push back against radicalism in America before it swallows our democracy whole.
 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Right-wing politics are scary now, but this well-researched account foresees an even darker future.” Kirkus Reviews
“Campbell’s work provides perspective and history.” Library Journal
“A searing report….Riddled with jaw-dropping examples of the group’s extreme rhetoric and violent actions, this is a distressing and doggedly reported account of the dangers of political extremism.” Publishers Weekly
“If you’ve ever wondered how a potent mix of creeping fascism, male insecurity, and grift came close to upending American democracy, then read Andy Campbell’s book right now." Vegas Tenold, author of Everything You Love Will Burn

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Author Bio: Andy Campbell

Author Bio: Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell is an investigative reporter and editor covering extremism, misinformation, and their intersection with national politics. He works on the breaking news desk at Huffington Post. He is considered an expert on American extremism, having covered the modern rise of the far-right at the ground level, including the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. His work is regularly cited in scientific studies and scholarly papers and featured on network cable news and radio. Previously, he worked for The Brooklyn Paper and New York Post.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English