Mitchell spent a dozen years among survivalists at public conferences, private meetings, and clandestine training camps across America. He found at work in survivalism a profound and meaningful critique of contemporary industrial society, a society in which the real evil is not repressive government but the far more insidious influence of a qPlanet Microsoftq mentality with its abundance of empty choices. Survivalists, Mitchell shows us, are seeking resistance, not struggling against it; they are looking for ways to define themselves and test their talents in a society that is becoming devitalized and formless. Dancing at Armageddon is packed with firsthand stories of underground commerce, revolutionary plots, gunplay and other survivalist action, real and imagined. It offers not only a rare view inside the movement but, through the movement, a unique understanding of contemporary culture.aids to survival enterprise. An analysis of a seven-year sample of American Survival Guide21 revealed that about half the magazinea#39;s content was devoted to ... and continues to evolve (for example, aquot;assaultaquot; weapon articles were replaced by aquot;sniperaquot; rifle reviews after passage of the Brady Bill). ... lipsticks, fountain pens, belt buckles, and credit card holders. ... and possible: group dynamics of assault teams, natural disaster preparedness, and knife design; currency collapse, home anbsp;...
|Title||:||Dancing at Armageddon|
|Author||:||Richard G. Mitchell|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2002-01|