VIDEOExpecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne. What he found led him into the mad world of misfits who helped propel the second coming of Pauline Hanson and foreshadowed the era of Trump.
No one turns up where they’re not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb? And ultimately – is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself?
Populated by an extraordinary cast of ‘ordinary’ Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what’s going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again . . .
Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream. ISBN: 9781926428772 Publication Date: 01 / 05 / 2017 Pages: 304 Dimensions: 155 x 233 x 30mm Untitled John Safran has once more taken a snap shot of Australia with this book and guess what it's not pretty at times. John Safran delves into the various movements getting news coverage and facebook time. Whilst it is full of his trade mark dark humor. There is plenty here to make us shudder, he lifts the lid on the backyard extremists. Here is a view of our great counrty that we should all acknowledge - Steven (QBD) Magnus, 28/06/2017