Them: Adventures with Extremists

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Political Science - 336 pages
4 Reviews
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?

What people are saying - Write a review

Aother great Jon Ronson book

User Review  - shiftyfrancis - Overstock.com

Jon Ronson writes a wonderfully funny and perfectly sober description of the various lives views and idiosyncrasies of numerous fringe elements of society. From Alex Jones to the KKK to the ADL to an ... Read full review

Quirky & Insightful

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

I absolutely love this book! I read it when it first came out and thought about it often. I recently bought the book to read again and to lend to friends and family. Jon Ronson cleverly shows the side ... Read full review

All 3 reviews »

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2011)

Jon Ronson is a documentary filmmaker and the author of Them: Adventures with Extremists. He lives in London.

Bibliographic information