It is a pleasure to thank those with whom I have had the privilege to discuss the nature of the violent American far-right, and learn from their feedback. Most importantly, this project could not have been completed without the support of the Combating Terrorism Center and Department of Social Sciences at West Point. I owe a great debt to those colleagues who spent considerable time and efforts reading and commenting on drafts of this study, their critical assessment was invaluable. My gratitude to the external readers Eitan Alimi and Leonard Weinberg who provided constructive feedback. I am also grateful to the internal reviews provided by my colleagues Liam Collins, Gabriel Koehler-Derrick and Nelly Lahoud. My immense gratitude also to my research assistant, Limor Yungman, whose help with building the Far-Right attacks dataset was critical to this project. I have also benefited from my conversations with Jon Brickey, Ami Pedahzur, Bruce Hoffman, Cindy Jebb, Michael Meese, Assaf Moghadam, Reid Sawyer and Bryan Price.
Last, but not least, I’m thankful to Andrew Watts for his meti
culous copyediting. Arie Perliger West Point, New York November 2012