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The Strange Tactics of Extremism


reviewed by Edwin W. Davis 1965

coverTitle: The Strange Tactics of Extremism
Author(s): H. Overstreet, B. Overstreet
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The Strange Tactics of Extremism EDWIN W. DAVIS National Education Association Washington, DC Here is a very interesting, rational, carefully researched book on the exciting subject of the far-right extremists. It gives much light and information on a controversial subject where emotion and political bombast have too often colored the discussion. It was correctly characterized by Roscoe Drummond as "written by the right authors in the right spirit at exactly the right time." The book was published in October, probably too late to affect the outcome of fall elections significantly. The Overstreets deal with how extremism operates and what we can do about it. The trying experiences of the Overstreets in the forefront of many rightist attacks on them and their host-agencies, instead of embittering their writings, have left them the continued cheerful champions of democratic processes and institutions. With tolerance for their adversaries and a challenge to their friends, they advocate a strong program... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 8, 1965, p. 768-768
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2575, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 10:40:41 AM

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