Daryl Johnson is one of the foremost experts on domestic extremist groups in the United States. Beginning his career as a civilian in the US Army, Johnson has held a number of government positions, most recently as a senior analyst at the Department of Homeland Security. He works at a private consulting firm for law enforcement, DT Analytics, which he founded. He is also regularly cited, featured, or quoted in media covering domestic extremist groups in the United States, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and NBC Nightly News, among many others. He is the author of Right-Wing Resurgence: How a Domestic Terrorism Threat Is Being Ignored. In 2012, he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on hate crimes and the threat of domestic extremism. Born in Warrenton, Virginia, he lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
""Timely, direct, and insightful as it captures the political present and its various subcultures. . . . Direct, powerful prose results in a disturbing look at the US. Every page seems to open new insights into the lives of those who hold alarming ideologies." --Foreword Reviews "Hateland is easily among the top few contemporary works on the dangerous rise and evolution of American extremism. What separates it from much of the punditry out there is Johnson's keen ability to weave his years of expertise into a thoroughly readable and straightforward book. Anyone concerned about the trajectory of our nation and interested in the story of how we got here will find this work invaluable." --Prof. Brian Levin, director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino "Johnson offers us hope in an important and timely book that provides an antidote to hate. He addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time--the rise of domestic terrorism and how to effectively counter it--and outlines a surprising and significant solution." --Robert Bartholomew, coauthor of American Intolerance "Hateland examines and dissects various forms of extremism, explaining how the internet, social media, partisan politics, history, and cultural and religious differences are triggers behind violent and deadly hate crimes bombarding our society. There's no doubt Johnson knows his stuff." --Bill Morlin, investigative reporter for the Spokesman-Review, Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, and the news blog Hatewatch "No one understands the deep dynamics behind the radicalization of so many Americans better than Daryl Johnson. In Hateland, he lays these undercurrents bare with surgical precision so that we can see and understand them. A superb book." --David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump