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Talia Lavin, who went undercover with the far right, discusses extremism and anti-semitism

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Alex Milan Tracy
Proud Boy Tusitala "Tiny" Toese speaks to members of the far-right group as they rally in an abandoned parking lot on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Rising extremism and anti-semitism pose a growing threat in the United States. Award-winning journalist Talia Lavin has been focusing on these disturbing trends, even going undercover to study the far right in her book, Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.

Her findings will be the focus of a local talk she’s giving later this month hosted by Action Tank. Kevin Aldridge is the moderator for Exploring Extremism: A Conversation with Talia Lavin, Feb. 22 at 5:30 pm at the Mayerson JCC. This is a hybrid event and Lavin will attend virtually. The event is a kickoff to Action Tank’s Preventing Political Extremism Project.

On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss Lavin’s work and the Preventing Political Extremism Project.


  • Talia Lavin, journalist and author
  • Ioanna Paraskevopoulos, executive director and co-founder, Action Tank

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