Date of Award
Master of Arts
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study has determined that current right wing extremist groups in the U.S. have no greater propensity for damage to the national security than older right wing groups.
Although right wing groups are dangerous due to the popularity of conservative causes and the proliferation of modern weaponry, an examination reveals that dedication and increased military capability are offset by more efficient law enforcement response and lack of support by the general populace.
A careful examination of the American right wing, both old and new shows the disparity between the two groups. Emphasis is placed on exploring the old right wing tactic of courting law enforcement personnel and the new right wing tactic of placing law enforcement on its list of hated enemies.
Keith, Elvin W. III, "A Comparison of Selected Old and New Right Wing Groups: Involvement with Law Enforcement" (1989). Master's Theses. 1095.