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American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right
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American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right by Markos Moulitsas

"American Taliban" is an appropriately titled book. It's a book about how the American right resembles the theocratic views of the Islamic radicals. In an irreverent and yet informative way Markos Moulitsas provides a recent history and progression of how the American far right is in essence no different than the Islamic radicals that they themselves claim to be opposed. This 256-page book is
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I had the pleasure of meeting Markos a few months ago at a talk he gave about this book. The event was organized by a group I volunteer for. He wrote a message in the book for me, addressing it to my DailyKos handle. I've finally read the book and I thought that Markos deftly proved his point about the danger of rightwing extremism and the fact that we must all take it more seriously. The seriousness of the subject matter was nicely balanced by touches of biting of humor. Markos shows how patent ...more
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