Going Dark

Going Dark The Secret Social Lives of Extremists

Hardback (20 Feb 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'A scintillating journey into a secret world that is impacting our everyday lives in ways we are only just starting to grasp' Peter Pomerantsev 'Humanising, engrossing and alarming. Going Dark is not just an overdue, almost exhaustive journey of research into the lives of extremists, it is a public service' Nesrine Malik *A Guardian and New Scientist Pick for 2020* By day, Julia Ebner works at a counter-extremism think tank, monitoring radical groups from the outside. But two years ago, she began to feel she was only seeing half the picture; she needed to get inside the groups to truly understand them. She decided to go undercover in her spare hours - late nights, holidays, weekends - adopting five different identities, and joining a dozen extremist groups from across the ideological spectrum. Her journey would take her from a Generation Identity global strategy meeting in a pub in Mayfair, to a Neo-Nazi Music Festival on the border of Germany and Poland. She would get relationship advice from 'Trad Wives' and Jihadi Brides and hacking lessons from ISIS. She was in the channels when the alt-right began planning the lethal Charlottesville rally, and spent time in the networks that would radicalise the Christchurch terrorist. In Going Dark, Ebner takes the reader on a deeply compulsive journey into the darkest recesses of extremist thinking, exposing how closely we are surrounded by their fanatical ideology every day, the changing nature and practice of these groups, and what is being done to counter them.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526616784
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.484
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7914
Number of pages: viii, 348
Weight: 508g
Height: 144mm
Width: 226mm
Spine width: 30mm