Michèle St-Amant

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Michèle St-Amant is a Research Assistant at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and is currently pursuing an MA in Political Science at George Mason University.

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Foreign Policy Essay

150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan

Editor's Note: Although the presidential candidates, our media, and most importantly, Lawfare, tend to focus on the danger from Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, right-wing groups have been a more lethal terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland since 9/11 than have jihadists. Michele St-Amant of GWU's Program on Extremism looks at this trend. She focuses on the notorious Ku Klux Klan, perhaps the worst group America has ever produced, and assesses the troubling reasons that explain its resurgence today.