Them: Adventures with Extremists

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Picador, 2002 - Political Science - 328 pages
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THEM began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In THEM, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. THEM is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of extremism, in which Jon learns some alarming things about the looking-glass world of 'them' and 'us'. Are the extremists on to something? Or has Jon become one of THEM?

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The writer gets caught up to easily with extremist. - Goodreads
I love Jon's writing style. - Goodreads
Great amount of research, great presentation. - Goodreads
A great page turner, made me laugh at every turn. - Goodreads
This one seemed as good a starting point as any! - Goodreads
So Jon Ronson is a great writer, and I enjoy his books. - Goodreads

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User Review  - MVV - Goodreads

Found this book laying around at the gym. Completely entertaining and educational at the same time. It is now obvious to me that government paranoia with terrorists and conspiracy nuts are simply different sides of the same coin - human nature. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Finn - Goodreads

Ian Paisley,David Icke, fantasises of a nude Kissinger, paranoid flyover country, mentally imbalanced Texans, and Muslim who gave up a life of luxury to live on benefits. What more could you ask for? Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of three bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare At Goats, and The Psychopath Test, and three collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness, and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. He lives in London and New York City.

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