Know Thine Enemy: Recommended Reading/Viewing about the Left’s Hate Groups and Tactics

 In AFA 2017 Conference, AFA News, Hate Speech, Intimidation, Resources, SPLC, Uniting in Hate

Christine Brim, one of the speakers at our recent conference, has assembled this remarkably thorough reading/viewing list for those interested in the Left’s Hate Groups and their tactics.

On SPLC: – comprehensive and updated regularly

Watching the Watchdogs   Started in 2009, Richard Keefe’s analysis of SPLC’s hate group lists, reports and finances

Profit$ of Hate: the Southern Poverty Law Center (video from D. James Kennedy Ministries) 30 minute documentary at youtube

Beware of the SPLC p. 13 article in 2016 newsletter from the Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation)


Dr. Carol Swain’s author page

Jamie Glazov books

Books by Frank Gaffney and his Center for Security Policy

Some specific books – arbitrary selection, there are so many good ones…

On the Left (by the left)

The Practical Progressive: How to Build a Twenty-first Century Political Movement by Erica Payne

Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook by Mark Bray

Herbert Marcuse classic essay on “Repressive Tolerance”

On silencing free speech (and preserving free speech):

Private Truths, Public Lies: the Social Consequences of Preference Falsification, by Timur Kuran

The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech by Kimberley Strassel

The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson

The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg

End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun) by Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson

Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans by Ben Shapiro

FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus by FIRE

FIRE 1st Amendment online library

Fake Science: Exposing the Left’s Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data by Austin Ruse

On social media behaviors

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday

Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks by Richard Torrenzano

Sharia Doctrine against Free Speech

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (Complete Infidel’s Guides) by Robert Spencer

Fatwa: Hunted in America by Pamela Geller

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide by Nina Shea and Paul Marshall

Islam and Free Speech by Andrew C. McCarthy

Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II) by Frank J. Gaffney et al

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech (Civilization Jihad Reader Series Book 3) by Deborah Weiss

Critical analysis (to varying degrees) of hate crime legislation and “hate studies” theory (there are dozens of other books on “hate” and “Islamophobia” written from a Leftwing and more polemical perspective – these listed below are a sample from the far fewer ones that are critical of the phenomenon)

Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and Identity Politics, by James B. Jacobs and Kimberly Potter

10 Truths about Hate Crime Laws by John Arman

Making Hate a Crime: from Social Movement to Law Enforcement  by Valerie Jenness and Ryken Grattet

History of Hate Crime Legislation and National Crime Victimization Survey

“The Negative Ramifications of Hate Crime Legislation: It’s Time to Reevaluate Whether Hate Crime Laws are Beneficial to Society,” by Briana Alongi, Pace Law Review (2017)

“The genesis of victimization surveys and of the realist-constructionist divide” by Matthieu de Castelbajac, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (2017)

Varied methodologies over the years from NCVS surveys on bullying



The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

How to Do Things with Words by J.L. Austin


About Christine Brim:
Brim has worked in project management, risk assessment, business continuity planning, market research and media production for high-tech start-ups, U.S. government clients and Fortune 500 companies, especially in the IT and aerospace industries. She has published in the areas of policy, communications and logistics. She received her MBA from George Mason University and is certified in knowledge engineering.  Previously she served at the Center for Security Policy as a vice president and chief operating officer.  She is president of the Center for Policy Communications.


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