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Bring the War Home explores connections between the white power movement and the Vietnam War

Published on: August 5, 2019

Filed Under: Books, Connections to Today, Radio

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In trying to grasp an understanding of the American violence in the past few days and the association with the White Power movement, the Justice Initiative reminded its subscribers of the April 25, 2018 NPR Fresh Air interview with Kathleen Belew about her book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. “To be clear, I’m not arguing that this is at all representative of Vietnam veterans — this is a tiny, tiny percentage of returning veterans,” Belew says. “But [Vietnam veterans make up] a large and instrumental number of people within the White Power movement — and they play really important roles in changing the course of movement action.”

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