Reviewing Linda Gordon’s The Second Coming of the KKK

The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition is an especially relevant read today. If you enjoy history, aren’t afraid to be confronted by America’s racism, and follow today’s politics, you should read The Second Coming of the KKK.

The picture Linda Gordon paints of the ’20s Klan is all too familiar. The Klan’s unflinching belief that only white Protestants are “right Americans” is reminded me so much of the make America great crowd.

If you follow history, Gordon’s work won’t be full of new information. The way she ties things together, considers them through the lens of history, and equates them with the climate of today makes the book worth a read.

If you read the book, I know you will sometimes stop and shake your head. It’s amazingly sad how often America has to repeat its worst traits.

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