A gripping biography tracing the controversial Louisiana politician's quest for political legitimacy
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The Rise of David Duke based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
In the 1970's, David Duke gained national fame as the new "friendly" face of the Ku Klux Klan. A master media manipulator who was brought down by another Klan leader who arranged a TV sting operation exposing him as a money hungry huckster. By 1989, he was back in the spotlight with a vengence. By 1992, he was yesterday's news. Bridges does a great job tracing Duke from his youth as a Hitler worshiping outcast to his pathetic bid to challenge George Bush in the 1992 Republican primaries. Brudges does a great job tracing the career of a man equal parts cunning conman, clownish bafoon, and ruthless demogague. A man who never held a job in his life yet saw himself a spokesman for the white working class. A man who used any trick to make money from selling plagerized pornography, phony black nationalist literature, and using a 1-900 number for his campaign "hotline."
This author immediatly creates the idea that David Duke is a bad man created by an unstable family enviroment. No examination is given on what his real platforms are (ending Affirmative Action, flat National tax, ect) or that he might indeed be a good politician. This biased reporter from Duke's arch enemy publication, the Times Picanyue, decides for us that he is a racist and an anti-Semetic without examining his philosophy. Both he and I are ashamed of you!