The Farm Belt's Far Right

WHILE THE CURRENT farm crisis has sparked a resurgence of progressive, democratic populism at the grassroots, those same desperate circumstances have also left many farm people susceptible to the simplistic appeal of right-wing extremists. While the Reagan administration seems to tell farmers that they are to blame for their own plight, the Far Right blames farm troubles on a far-flung conspiracy and offers a violent catharsis for the widespread frustration in rural America.

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