The Turner Diaries is one of the most famous banned books in history. It's often called the most dangerous book in history and it has inspired many terrorists and white supremacists. The entire novel is told in the form of a diary written by a middle-aged white man who refuses to give up his guns when the government makes them illegal. He finds himself in with a band of people who share his point of views, at least most of them, and they plot to overthrow the government. Timothy McVeigh was inspired by this book to bomb the federal building in Oklahoma City (a similar event is described in the novel) and the Order, a white supremacist group who named themselves after the group in the novel, murdered three people including the talk-radio host Alan Berg in the early 1980s in an effort to start a race war like the one in the novel. One of the reasons this book has been banned and is not sold on Amazon or Barnes and Noble is because of the fear that it will create more of the racist right wing skinheads. I just found it really boring. There was some interesting information on how to subsist off the land and use the government's resources for power, water, guns, bomb-making, etc. I think a lot of it is outdated now but a lot of it is still possible even four decades after this was written. So that makes you think. As for those who claim that the events in this novel could never take place, I think Trump has proved that anything is possible. In the last three decades the past five presidents have undone most of the good work that was done by all the presidents who preceded them. So yes, it's totally possible.

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