Michael Kimmel

Up Close With Small-Town White Male Rage

The following is an excerpt from Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, by Michael Kimmel (Nation Books, 2013). 

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Why America's Angry White Men Can't Stop Our Multicultural Society from Flourishing

Remember Howard Beale? Played by Peter Finch in the movie Network (1976), the deranged former TV news anchor Beale tries to generate a social movement by admonishing viewers with a simple sentiment: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" Three decades later, there are still a host of Americans who feel mad as hell, and who are refusing to take it anymore.

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