Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
Dr. Olson has two research agendas. The first examines the relationship between race and American democracy. He is the author of The Abolition of White Democracy (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) as well as several articles on this topic. His other research program is concerned with the role of fanaticism (or extremism) in American politics and political thought. He is currently writing a book, American Zealot: Fanaticism and Democracy in the United States, that develops a political theory of extremism, using the abolitionist, anti-abortion, Black power, and radical environmental movements as case studies. He has published several articles on this subject.