Jesse Walker on "Extremism" and Homeland Security


The Department of Homeland Security's report on right-wing extremism set off a firestorm when it was leaked in 2009. Now the paper's author, Daryl Johnson, has written Right-Wing Resurgence, a memoir that aims to defend his work, settle some scores, and make the case that America faces a growing domestic terrorist threat. But what he has actually produced, Jesse Walker writes, is a meandering, repetitive, and unconvincing mess.