Author Christian Picciolini returns to Car Con Carne to talk about his latest book, “Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism.” Discussed in this episode:
- Why sheltering-at-home creates a risk for the growth of extremism.
- “Potholes”: We have to be able to see the child; not the monster.
- Christian’s early days and indoctrination into extremism: The indoctrination happened at an ironic intersection.
- The importance of empathy.
- The harrowing situations Christian has placed himself in, as recounted in “Breaking Hate.”
- The evolution of racism.
- ICP (not Insane Clown Posse).
- What would have happened to Christian, had he stayed in an extremist group?
- “I think we are all broken.”
- How we can identify and combat extremism.
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