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Them: Adventures With Extremistsby Jon Ronson
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A wide variety of extremist groups — Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis — share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room.
As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of Them but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians — like Dick Cheney and George Bush — undertake a bizarre owl ritual.
Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of us and them. Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?
This title is a satirical investigation of the world of "them" and "us". Is there really, as the extremists claim, a secret room from which an elite secretly rule the world? In his attempt to locate this room, the author comes to wonder, are the extremists right? Or, has he become one of them?
Them: Adventures with Extremists is a romp into the heart of darkness involving 12-foot lizard-men, PR-conscious Ku Klux Klansmen, Ian Paisley, Hollywood limousines, the legend of Ruby Ridge, Noam Chomsky, a harem of kidnapped sex slaves, David Icke, and Nicolae Ceausescu's shoes. While Jon Ronson attemps to locate the secret room, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses CEOs and leading politicians undertake a bizarre pagan owl ritual in the forests of Northern California. He also learns some alarming things about the looking-glass world of them and us. Are the extremists right? Or has he become one of Them? This is a fascinating investigation into extremists of every stripe.
'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world' Louis Theroux, Guardian
'Very entertaining and very frightening' Q magazine
Film-maker and satirist, Jon Ronson explores the worldwide phenomenon of extremism, from the Ku Klux Klan to David Eycke's twelve-foot lizard men and hardline Ulster Unionists. A sometimes surreal insight into the world of "them and us". "A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world" Louis Theroux.
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