Allegiance to Liberty: The Changing Face of Patriots, by Barry Balleck

By Barry Balleck

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

• Addresses the wide variety of "patriot" teams at present lively within the usa, protecting their origins and present actions and what they display approximately America's political state

• Profiles famous patriot teams

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

• Explores how and why such teams advanced from guardians of the rules of constrained executive 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. heritage, resembling how disillusionment within the wake of the Civil conflict supplied fodder for the forming of the Klu Klux Klan

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