Interview: Historian Offers Inside Look At the Rise and Fall of Hate Groups In America
While hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi's have seemed to fade into America's history, many still thrive today …and they're growing. The number of hate groups operating in the United States continued to rise in 2008 and has grown by 54 percent since 2000 — an increase fueled last year by immigration fears, a failing economy and the successful campaign of Barack Obama, according to the "Year in Hate" issue of the SPLC's Intelligence Report.
Historian and author Gerald Kubicki, sheds light on the history and motivation behind white supremacy groups in his new novel, A Dubious Mission. As reflected in his book, Kubicki reveals how white supremacy zealots, such as Hitler, took advantage of failing economies to gain power and how history does indeed have a way of repeating itself.
In an interview, Kubicki digs deeper into the history and foundation hate groups including:
· The history of white supremacy groups world wide
· How hate groups such as the Nazis are still a growing threat
· Why in economic turmoil, hate groups thrive
· Why violent upbringings are a breeding ground for hate groups
· How we can learn from history to silence hate groups
“Hatred will always have a voice,” remarks Kubicki. “Let's make sure that it is a small one.”
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About the author
Gerald J. Kubicki was born and raised on Eastern Long Island. He graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Asian History. He later found his way into the business world in New York City where he worked for major corporations before starting a consulting business.
Kubicki later relocated to Las Vegas and in addition to his consulting business, he is a history buff and is working on two sequels to A Dubious Mission.
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