The link between hard times and right-wing extremism

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Department of Homeland Security last week warned in an internal memo that the disastrous economy may spur some Americans to join right-wing extremist groups. The memo focused particularly on U.S. servicemen and women and drew outrage from some who say it paints returning vets with an ugly brush. Janet Napolitano, the head of DHS, has been apologizing ever since. But does the report hold any water? The Takeaway talks to Charles Blow, an op-ed writer for our partners, The New York Times. He's been taking his own look at the link between the economy, extremism, and servicemen.

For more, read Charles Blow's article, The Enemies Within, in the New York Times.

Guests:

Charles M. Blow

Contributors:

Noel King

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