Right-wing terrorism, like the recent plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state government, has been the deadliest form of terrorism in the United States in recent years—and is likely to continue, says Vanda Felbab-Brown. She draws on the history of antigovernment movements in the U.S. to explain how these extremist groups have capitalized on public discontentment with the COVID recession, and warns against any explicit incitement or implicit acceptance from politicians or other public authorities.
- US policing after wave one of COVID-19
- Who is a terrorist, actually?
- How COVID-19 is changing law enforcement practices by police and by criminal groups
- How serious are threats to the US homeland?
Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Fred Dews, Marie Wilken, and Camilo Ramirez for their support.
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On April 22, at 9:00am EST, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the Whiteink Institute for Strategy Education and Research for a Zoom webinar discussion on “Implications of the Rise of Non-State Armed Groups on Global and National Security.”