Steve Shaw

Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho

In recent years, the state of Idaho has been seen by many people as a haven of hate, as extremist groups and individuals have tried to establish in Idaho a base of operations from which to espouse their extremist political and racial ideologies. In spite of their efforts and the attention they have received, these extremists have not been successful in creating their homeland of hate in Idaho. Yet, these groups and individuals should not be dismissed as merely lunatic or delusional; their message does strike a responsive chord in many people. Arguing that, for purposes of both political theory and practice, these extremists and their message deserve critical scrutiny, Shaw places their activity and message in their proper political, theoretical, historical, and cultural context.