Review

In Going Dark, researcher Julia Ebner delves into the world of extremist groups

By Tj Collins
April 3 2020 - 1:00pm
Martin Sellner, the head of the Austrian nationalist group Identitarian Movement. Picture: Shutterstock
  • Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists, by Julia Ebner. Bloomsbury. $23.75.

Brittany Pettibone. It's perfect. If Evelyn Waugh were alive and well, and working on a satire of the American alt-right, Brittany Pettibone is what he'd call the prim, kowtowing wife of his suspiciously clean cut, neo-Nazi protagonist. At least, he would until Pettibone's lawyers showed up threatening to sue his publisher.

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