As the Oklahoma City bomber faces death, a movement fades. Read profiles of the top 40 'Patriot' and militia activists. Antigovernment tensions reach Washington State's 'Freedom County' and a prominent 'unregistered church' in Indiana.
The story of Hendrik Möbus, convicted child murderer and National Socialist Black Metal musician, illustrates the divide being bridged between the European and American neo-Nazi and extremist movements. The strident language of the black separatist New Black Panther Party is covered alongside the demise of the once-mighty Aryan Nations.
A special report on the neo-Confederate movement covers its social debut, the history of the racist League of the South, and a survey of the real South under Jim Crow. Also featured is an interview exposing oft-repeated neo-Confederate myths and the rise of on-call white supremacist lawyer Kirk Lyons.
At even the most prominent schools around the nation, hate gains a foothold with professors, students, and in hate crimes and bias incidents. Patriot groups are on the decline; a former federal prosecutor remembers the mistakes at Waco.
A retrospective of the 1990s reveals a decade unprecedented in the history of extremism. The annual roundup of hate groups finds the Internet and 'mergers' as major forces. A new convergence of 'left' and 'right' surrounds the issue of globalism.
Hate groups reach out to a troubled generation, using socioeconomic conditions to gain a foothold among U.S. youth. The popular 'black metal' rock scene is being infiltrated by extremist ideology, while Resistance Records is taken over by the National Alliance.
A retired member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces is a key figure at the crossroads of right-wing extremism and the paramilitary underground. Women's roles are changing inside the extremist right. And despite a membership of less than 150, Matt Hale and his 'church' are grabbing headlines across the country.
In a special Patriot Movement issue, the financial scams and tax evasion plots of the extremist right are exposed. NORFED is selling its own currency; Greater Ministries, a Florida 'church,' operated a Ponzi scheme bilking thousands.
The annual hate group count reveals an increase from 474 in 1997 to 537 in 1998. Hatemeister William Pierce tries to build alliances with other extremists while a former National Alliance insider tells her story. The 'mainstream' Council of Conservatives is a safe harbor for racists and anti-Semites.