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The Politics of Hate in the United States.

On April 10, 1995 Kenneth S. Stern, the American Jewish Committee's advisor on hate groups warned authorities that some kind of "incident" is likely to occur on April 19, 1995. The second anniversary of the Waco fire. He was proved right. A bomb destroyed the Federal building in Oklahoma City. The bombing raised the suspicion that the bombing suspect, Timothy McVeigh might have ties to a militia. Stern's has written, "A Force Upon The Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate" which has been published by Simon and Schuster. It is an attempt at providing a definitive history of the Militia Movement. Stern was Director of the National Organization Against Terrorism and is also the author of "Loud Hawk: The United States versus the American Indian Movement" and "Holocaust Denial." Stern lives with his family in New York City.


Other segments from the episode on January 10, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 10, 1996: Interview with Kenneth S. Stern; Obituary for Duane Hanson; Review of the album "Sonate fur Klavier und Violine."


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