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In the mid 1990s self-styled Patriot John Pitner gathered around him a ragtag band of discontents, all eager to avenge themselves against America’s enemies, both foreign and domestic. Fervently believing that a New World Order threatened their liberty and way of life, Pitner and his recruits prepared for confrontation until an FBI sting led to their arrests on conspiracy c ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 8th 2003 by Vintage (first published 2002)
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Bruce Scott
A terrific profile of a militia organizer and the crowd of losers and misfits he attracts. Fortunately, these fellows had too little money to arm themselves in pursuit of their cracked, paranoid ambitions, and law enforcement was sufficiently alert, post-Oklahoma City, to roll them up before anyone was hurt. Kramer, an outstanding journalist, got close to the protagonist and is empathetic ... Up to a point, when flabbergasted by the accumulated nonsense and sheer irresponsibility of the patriots ...more
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Jane Kramer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1964 and has written the Letter from Europe since 1981.

Before joining the magazine, Kramer was a staff writer for the Village Voice; her first book, “Off Washington Square,” is a collection of her articles from that paper. She has published two collections of essays from The New Yorker, “Allen Ginsberg in America,” (1969) and “Honor to
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