Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson

Them: Adventures with Extremists

byJon Ronson

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2011

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A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room.

As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual.

Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?

Title:Them: Adventures with ExtremistsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439126739

ISBN - 13:9781439126738

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jon Ronson Makes Me Laugh Out Loud Quick witted humor, his books are insightful but appealing in a comical way.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting The writing style - witty and almost empathetic - is at total odds with the subject matter making this a very unusual read. The author takes a look at individuals involved in various extremists groups and tries to suss out just what these people are thinking. It's surprising in how consistent the internal logic of these people are. Interesting reading, if a little disturbing.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Them Jon Ronson's writing is smarty and witty. Them: Adventures with Extremists takes a serious subject and turns it on it's head to be both interesting and humorous.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loyal reader I love Ronson's voice. His books have taught me more than i ever expected. I always come looking back for more. Them is no exception, i would love to have the same level of awareness that ronson is capable
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible journalism I read this book because Chuck Klosterman recommended it in Entertainment Weekly magazine. I had never heard of Jon Ronson or this book before that, but I am certainly glad that I did. The best thing about this book is that Ronson manages to stay fairly impartial, and lets the actions of all these extremists speak for themselves. This book will have you googling for hours, and is sure to spark many conversations about a New World Order, the Branch Davidians, and the Bilderberg group.
Date published: 2006-06-14