A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate
by Kenneth S. Stern
American Jewish Committee
Simon and Schuster, New York 1996

Binding by Minsky, 1997

Bound in black Nigerian Goatskin, with quotes from the book stamped in 23K gold. Endpapers are Rives BFK, printed on an Epson Stylus 1500 inkjet, and shot at 50 yards with a Norinco MAK-90 semiautomatic rifle. The covers were shot after binding using an Enfield 2A-1 at 10 yards. 9 1/4" x 6".

Stern reviews the same issues as many of the other authors Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City and the major players, who come from the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazis and other white supremacists. The Jewish organizations are particularly involved because of the claims by some of the Militia leaders that ZOG (the Ziionist Occupational Government) is in control of the United states and is the true enemy.


The above binding is a detail of the work pictured to the right:

The Right To Bear Arms

Seven books on the American Militia movement, the right to bear arms, and the gun culture, in a snakeskin cabinet with a Norinco MAK-90 semi-automatic rifle, three loaded clips, and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Created 1996-98, this work is part of Minsky's series The United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and is subtitled The Second Amendment. Click on the image to return to the main Second Amendment page.

Also in "The Bill of Rights" series:

Reliquary for the Ashes of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses
The First Amendment

Forlorn Hope: The Prison Reform Movement
by Larry Sullivan
The Eighth Amendment

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