Fracturing the founding : how the Alt-Right corrupts the Constitution / John E. Finn.Material type: BookPublisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, Description: ix, 258 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781538123676; 1538123673.Subject(s): Right-wing extremists -- United States | Right and left (Political science) -- United States | Constitutional law -- United States | Constitutional law | Politics and government | Right and left (Political science) | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Fracturing the foundingDDC classification: 303.48/4
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-246) and index.
Many in the radical right, including the Tea Party, the militia movement, the Alt-right, Christian nationalists, the Oath Keepers, neo-Nazis, and a host of others, brand themselves as constitutional patriots. In this book, John E. Finn argues that these professions of constitutional devotion serve an important function in mainstreaming the radical right's ideological and policy agenda: to camouflage its racism, bigotry, and sexism to appeal to a broader audience.
Mapping the Alt-Right and the like : origins, ideologies, personalities -- Understanding the Alt-Constitution : founding and first principles -- Speech freaks : the first Alt-First Amendment -- Gun nuts : the Alt-Second Amendment -- Common law courts and sovereign citizens -- Inauthentic and illegitimate : contesting the Reconstruction amendments and beyond -- Conclusion : why it matters.