Rising Out of Hatred

By Eli Saslow,

Book cover of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

Book description

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.

“Rising Out of Hatred proclaims if the successor to the white nationalist…

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2 authors picked Rising Out of Hatred as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Saslow tells the true story of a white nationalist’s journey out of extremism with the help of some very unlikely allies, one of whom is Jewish.

It’s both a compelling page-turner and an ethical conundrum. What is the best way to respond to the scion of one of the nation’s most influential white nationalist and neo-Nazi families? I found it riveting, revealing, and disturbing, but also moving and uplifting. 

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This is a challenging book to decide to read, then keep on reading.

We tend to divide the world up into the good guys and the bad guys and whatever your stance on this contentious issue, you will struggle to be open and stay with it. I think it’s important for us to have these struggles and learn from them.

Eli Saslow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. He is also a good storyteller (notice a pattern in my recommendations?). More than all of that, this book is inspirational and gives us hope at a time when we need it.

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