Title: Armed and Dangerous : The Rise of the Survivalist Right. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Hill and Wang, New York, 1987, ISBN:809027429
Seller ID: 112847
COATES, James. Armed and Dangerous : The Rise of the Survivalist Right. NewYork : Hill and Wang, (1987). First Edition. Pp (12),3-294. Index. 8vo, bl ack cloth spine, black paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Machine guns blazing, extolling a vicious creed of racism and anti-Semitism, a dangerous new cast of characters has surfaced on the American landscape. Inthis pioneering study, James Coates examines the bizarre and often violent history of a proliferating number of hate groups, which may be known as Th e Order, Posse Comitatus, or The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord, but who universally style themselves as "Survivalists." And while theircommon ties have been largely overlooked, what they do in pursuit of survi val has proved impossible to ignore. Some have launched spectacular commando raids against armored cars on the West Coast. Others have established heavily armed communes in the mountains of Idaho, the hillsm of the MIssouri Ozarks, and the knobs and hollows opf Appalachia. Many have died in shot-outs with the police, and the FBI has created paramilitary shock troops to combat these highly motivated rebels who are ready to die for their cause. Coates warns thta these groups are a potential seedbed for a wave of fascism, particularly in financialy embattled agricultural areas. A common thread links them all - a belief that the United States is un by a | Zionist Occupational Government" that is plotting to undermine the economy before deliberately waging atomic warfare with the Soviet Union. Unlike most people, however, survivalists do not fear a thermonuclear holocaust, but anticipate it asGod's judgment, a chance to wipe the slate of history clean and begin anew . Armed and Dangerous is a riveting account of these troubling and troubledindividuals who are determined to hate their neighbor and o love the bomb. " (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: The Denver Connection. 1. Where They Come From. 2. The Order. 3. Identity Christians. 4. Posse Comitatus. 5.The Compound Dwellers. 6. Lone Wolves. 7. The Politics of Hatred. 8. Survi val of the Fittest. Conclusion: Apocalypse Now? Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00