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When the GOP declared that the January 6 insurrection was “legitimate political discourse,” Campbell recognized this normalization of violence to be the product of the Proud Boys, a gang of punch-happy goons with matching outfits and bizarre rituals who created the playbook for American extremism and positioned themselves as the unofficial enforcement arm of the GOP. We Are Proud Boys presents the untold story of America's thriving constellation of extremist groups. Campbell reveals how the Proud Boys have taught others to frame their bigotry as either logical debate, unserious satire, or protected speech, how they continue to plot their violent events, and how they even have their members running for political office this election season, enjoying the full embrace of the GOP.
Andy Campbell is an investigative reporter and editor covering extremism, misinformation, and their intersection with national politics. He is currently based in New York, where he works on the breaking news desk at HuffPost. He is considered an expert on American extremism, having covered the modern rise of the far-right at the ground level, including the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. His work is regularly cited in scientific studies and scholarly papers and featured on network cable news and radio. Previously, he worked for The Brooklyn Paper and New York Post.
Andy Campbell will be in conversation with George Zornick, the senior editor of the national desk at HuffPost, which covers a variety of beats from right-wing extremism to abortion to labor. Prior to that he was Washington editor of The Nation. He lives in DC and can be found on Twitter @gzornick