2020 is considered to be pretty insane to many of us across the political spectrum, violent protests and riots with looting, burning and worse erupted after the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and American cities were transformed, from here in the UK, those of us scrolling through our social media feeds would’ve been forgiven for thinking some of the scenes we witness were in the third world, not the world’s most influential and free nation-state.
One radical group dominated that battlefield: Antifa. Self-described anti-fascists that deploy aggressive and violent tactics that have destroyed businesses and livelihoods under their banner. Will they stop now that Joe Biden is in the White House and their favourite bogeyman: Donald J. Trump, has gone?
My guest today understands Antifa better than most. During the summer of 2019, Andy Ngo was brutally beaten by the group members whilst on journalistic assignment at a rally in Portland in the US.
His new book ‘Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy’, Antifa is trying to stop being sold in bookshops, has been propelled to the top spot for weeks before its February 2nd release date. A rarity, as the Washington Examiner says, for books not penned by long-time authors and presidents.