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by Jim Ronson

eBook THEM: Adventures with Extremists ePub
Author: Jim Ronson
Language: English
ISBN: 0330489518
ISBN13: 978-0330489515
Publisher: Picador (2001)
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 315
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ePub file: 1980 kb
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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

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.

For Them: Adventures with Extremists, reporter and documentary film-maker Jon Ronson spent .

For Them: Adventures with Extremists, reporter and documentary film-maker Jon Ronson spent several years in the company of a few of these fringe-dwellers, in an attempt to understand their mindset and to see to what - if any - extent their fears were founded in fact.

A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an. .

A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them'. He is the author of four bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. His latest book is the short story Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie.

Them: Adventures with Extremists. Paperback Ebook Paperback. A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them'. This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson’s trademark laid-back attitude is a delight. A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world.

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Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them . The book is a little uneven and some of his adventures are more interesting than others.

Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?. I really appreciated the humanization of the assorted extremists - it fit right into my y-humanistic perspective. I suspect some of his columns have been added in to pad out the book. What is quite interesting is that there is some truth in all the conspiracy This is real gonzo journalism, Jon got in there and got down and dirty and didn't always reveal that he was Jewish.

After reading The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson you too will be on the "Psychopath Lookout"

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. After reading The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson you too will be on the "Psychopath Lookout". In case you are unfamiliar with Jon Ronson, he is the author who gave us The Men Who Stare at Goats, and I can't wait to read that one too.

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Guardian journalist Jon Ronson's Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room.

Fararala
Ronson has a way with making the absurd seem sublimely normal. He charms his interviewees, and catches them off guard, thus allowing for far more emotional truth to be revealed than may have been intended. He deftly weaves humor into the mix, with a generous dash of tongue in cheek. The result is a very interesting read, one that is difficult to put down, and that leaves the reader with much to ponder once the book is done. Including where to get her hands on his next book!!
Lanadrta
Camp-Jihad is but one of the destinations that Jon Ronson visits in his quest to see the world through the eyes of the agitated fringe -- to look at "our world" by moving into theirs, standing alongside "them while they glared back at us." And, exactly, who are they doing the glaring? There is Omar Bakri Mohammed, waging his own "holy war" against Britain, urging a fatwa on Rushdie, and releasing statements on behalf of Osama bin Laden; David Ickes, who may or may not be referring to Jews when he talks about lizards, but who clearly does attract anti-semitic followers; Thom Robb, trying to create his version of a "politically correct," 21st century Klan; Dr. Ian Paisley, screaming in Ronson's ears that "Germany is calling"; Mr. Ru Ru, disappointed at the quality of Ceausecu's goods on auction, but buying them anyway to make Romanians happy....; and so on. Each of the "families" Ronson visits are, like Tolstoy's unhappy families, weird for reasons unique to them, but all are connected by their fear, hatred and obsession with the coming "New World Order," represented by the "Bilderberg group," that select cluster of global elites allegedly conspiring to establish a world mega-state. Jon Ronson's guided tour of some of society's more eccentric sects makes for addictive reading. Them is, with the exception of a few parts (the interviews on Randy Weaver's death are especially disconcerting), a book as entertaining as it is informative. Read Them. Trust me, they're reading about you....
BlessСhild
If you like Jon Ronson's work you'll know what you're getting. Tends to meander a little bit, but still a good overview of various extremists and how they were either created on their own, or created that way by the media.

One of the interesting things about the book is that, even though I'm liberal and probably have little in common with Randy Weaver, he seems to have gotten a fairly raw deal by the media.

Another interesting thing is how the various extremists seem to have the same overarching theories about things and believe basically the same conspiracies. The only difference is who does the conspiring.
Dilmal
Intriguing read. I agree with some of the other reviewers that a couple of the chapters didn't seem to belong or go along with the overall theme of the book, but I enjoyed it regardless. I read and reread the chapters regarding the disturbing and incredibly sad Ruby Ridge debacle. I was totally unaware of a lot of the details of the siege and the attempted government cover up. I remembered only what the media presented at the time - a lot of it false and misleading. Like the majority of Americans these days, we tend to grasp only what we are fed through the media and quickly move on to the next story. A terrible injustice to those involved directly. I have read most of Jon Ronson's books and look forward to more.
Xar
This book cracked me up. Having already heard of the subjects he profiles, and having spent some time reading about them already it was very interesting getting his first person account of their lives and inner world. Very funny in some places and also very sad in others. I had forgotten all about Ruby Ridge. The devastating description of that horrible siege made me cry. And Mr. Icke? Just plain weird. A good read. Very entertaining.
Jerdodov
This is a great book. The writing is smooth and the content is funny. It is Gonzo journalism of the Hunter S. Thompson type - a journalist inserts himself into the story and let's it ride. Ronson is a Jewish British chap who spent time with various "extremists" who believe that the world is being controlled by a secret group.
Ronson hangs out with Big Jim Tucker of The Spotlight as the two try to infiltrate the Bilderburger group and then successfully infiltrates The Bohemian Grove with Alex Jones. For those who don't know what that it is, it is an annual party of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the United States who gather to let it all hang out - they get drunk and sacrafice an animal. 5 years ago, Alan Greenspan arrived at the grove by stepping off a lear jet with Malcom Forbes. He was wearing a hat with the words capitalist tool on them.
Ronson spends time with a KKK self-help guru who says it is time to stop using the N word, Omar Mohammed - the self-proclaimed "Bin Laden's man in Britian who unmasks Ronson as a Jew at a Jihad camp, Harold Ickes who claimes that lizards rule the world, and a man name Mr. Ru Ru.
And there is a poignant chapter with Randy Weaver and his family from Ruby Ridge.
Ronson lets all of these characters speek for themselves and they hilariously put their egos on display. A fun book. There is a reason why there are so many reviews of it here.
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