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Contemporary Ideological Drivers of Violent Extremism: Anarchism, Anti-Capitalism, and Anti-Fascism


Violent extremism comes in many different forms in the United States, and while authorities should prioritize the most lethal and active forms, it is also important to understand other forms of violent extremism. This lecture provides an overview of three related ideological drivers of criminal extremism in the United States—anarchism, anti-capitalism, and anti-fascism—with a focus on anti-fascism, a topic of popular attention in recent years.

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