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5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL phantom menace
I spent a year in the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Brad Thompson and Jeff Berry are both friends of mine. this book is the first of many to soon appear about their activities. do not believe what the media or self-appointed civil righrs groups tell you. Read several books about the history of the KKK and then judge for yourself. make an informed decision. The...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well written but very biased
This book gives good coverage of it.s subject, but is biased from start to finish. It is also inconsistant. First it claims Thompson is working long hours and struggling to get by, and then it has him traveling endlessly with the Klan and spending all kinds of money on it.Thompson has a lot of personal turmoil in his life due to the death of his son, marital...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL phantom menace, 19 May 1999
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This review is from: Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan (Paperback)
I spent a year in the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Brad Thompson and Jeff Berry are both friends of mine. this book is the first of many to soon appear about their activities. do not believe what the media or self-appointed civil righrs groups tell you. Read several books about the history of the KKK and then judge for yourself. make an informed decision. The really dangerous minds are not the ones you see in white sheets, but the ones you will never see in white shirts. This is a must read for Klansmen, and anti-kkk opposition
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well written but very biased, 2 May 1999
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This review is from: Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan (Paperback)
This book gives good coverage of it.s subject, but is biased from start to finish. It is also inconsistant. First it claims Thompson is working long hours and struggling to get by, and then it has him traveling endlessly with the Klan and spending all kinds of money on it.Thompson has a lot of personal turmoil in his life due to the death of his son, marital problems, and alcoholism. He finds a feeling of self importance as a Klan leader and quits when the thrill wears off. Did he ever really believe in the Klan or was it a form of escapism from his personal problems? Worth Weller makes it plain from the start that he isn't sympathetic to right wing political movements. He seems to think the social problems the KKK confronts are in the Klan's imagination. Even if you don't agree with the Klan's solutions or approach, anti-white discrimination, racial tension, and government corruption are very real major problems that concern all Americans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars courageous, 10 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan (Paperback)
In Under the Hood:Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan, Worth Weller bravely enters the world of the Klan to expose it from the inside. Rather than starting his project with assumptions and stereotypes, Weller tells it how it is, and in the process reveals the Klan for what it is--a childish yet dangerous group that plays off the very real fears of poor whites in a twisted way, in order to gain money and power for the Klan's leadership. This is a deeply personal study of the Klan that is very important in understanding what makes the Klan appealing to poor whites, and what makes the Klan such a dangerous organization.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well-written but chilling look at society., 31 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan (Paperback)
Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan presents a well-written and yet chillling look at what temptation can lead otherwise rational human beings to do. Weller vividly describes what led Brad Thompson, a father saddened by the death of his son, to seek solace in what Thompson believed to be the power of the Ku Klux Klan. Thompson eventually became disillusioned with the KKK and left his mask behind. This book is an important one in that the author thought deeply about how he wished to portray his subjects and gives an accurate description of the history and movement of the Ku Klux Klan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HERE, NOW AND STILL SICK, 24 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Under the Hood: Unmasking the Modern Ku Klux Klan (Paperback)
The Ku Klux Klan is alive and well. Even if this bad new is not surprising, what promulgates its existence is. Money. The Klan is quite profitable and uses its wealth to instill its creepy messages into a vulnerable, uneducated population. This includes not only poor white adults but even more disturbing, their children. Laced with beautiful, chilling photos, this book by newspaper editor-publisher Worth Weller and Brad Thompson, a recanted former Indiana Grand Dragon of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, makes you realize the Klan is here, now and growing, not just some dead vestige of a long ago war. If you live in any community, anywhere, you need to read this book!
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