Them: Adventures with Extremists

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Picador, 2002 - Political leadership - 328 pages
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Guardian journalist Jon Ronson's 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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I love Jon's writing style. - Goodreads
The writer gets caught up to easily with extremist. - Goodreads
Loved this insight into American subcultures - Goodreads
But another well written, easy to read book. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Sarah Tipper - Goodreads

When I start reading a Jon Ronson book I find I get so sucked into his investigations that I don't want to stop reading, this one was especially hard to put down. Them is fascinating, full of insights ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher Higgins - Goodreads

A broad study of conspiracy theorist wack jobs from across the world and the political spectrum. At times funny. At times terrifying. It was written in the late 90's early-00's so if you have a ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

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