Kansas City Blogger Fears Political Extremism

To be fair to Mr. Tammeus, his concern isn't unfounded given that the leading GOP candidate is openly talking about death & destruction.

Here's a glimpse at his thinking . . .

"I continue to worry about the various ways that extremist ideology can be found in our culture.

"All of which is why I was attracted to the cover article in the current issue of The Atlantic, "The New Anarchy: America faces a type of extremist violence it does not know how to stop," by Adrienne LaFrance, executive editor of that venerable publication.

"She takes a look at various periods of radicalism both in U.S. history and around the world, looking for clues not just about how extremism started but also how it eventually ended, if it did. It's well worth a read."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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