• Unmasked

  • Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy
  • By: Andy Ngo
  • Narrated by: Cecil Harold
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (2,132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this number one national best seller, a journalist who's been attacked by antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group's history and tactics.

When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident. But those who'd been following Ngo's reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew that the attack was only the latest in a long line of crimes perpetrated by antifa.

In Unmasked, Andy Ngo tells the story of this violent extremist movement from the very beginning. He includes interviews with former followers of the group and people who've been attacked by them and incorporates stories from his own life. This book contains a trove of documents obtained by the author, published for the first time ever.

©2021 Andy Ngo (P)2021 Center Street

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I do not share much of the author’s political views. I don’t need to be a conservative or Republican to appreciate this book. He’s speaking truth about a real threat. I hope people from the left will look beyond the prescribed duality of the day and read this book. The last chapter will make you cry.

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Excellent read if you want to understand the riots

I watched many of these events through livestreamers. He writes of exactly what I saw and what I mourned every time the violence started, and yes, the violence was always there as soon as the sun goes down. It's still happening, just no one but him is watching out for us now. Thank you Andy Ngo. Thank you for all of your sacrifices. You will always be a beacon of hope and a portrayor of what it means to be a true journalist, of which we are sadly lacking worldwide now.

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Must read

After Minneapolis was set on fire this summer, I wrote up a Facebook post that said that this sounds like Antifa and half of my friends disagreed with me - though they were kind about it. One is a sweet old lady who lives in a small town who pointed out that antifa stands for anti-fascist and that makes them good people.
Another Pointed out all of the great volunteer work they do, a third is a regular marcher in BLM protests who pointed out “right-wing” groups like the boogaloo boys who she was certain had done the damage because antifa just would not do any such thing. Another lives in Portland and is quite certain that all of the damage has been done by the proud boys.
It is an uphill battle trying to convince people of this threat. This book will help.

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love it

you need to hear this and then do something about it, before it's too late it's not a bad thing to be an American

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Why this narrator?

It’s a great book. Relevant, eye-opening and important. Hard to listen through for me because of once again, choice of narrator. Probably the worst piece of literate to be read by a British person, especially one who starts every sentence with overly-punctuated words and finishes most with words that are whispered. I listened through twice simply because Andy Ngo is such a fantastic, well researched author, writing on what’s perhaps the most important subject of these times. I wish Andy had read the book for this recording. As an old school Democrat child of the 60s who doesn’t get this new breed of self-appointed conformist enforcing thought police who identify as “dem-prog.” and someone who doesn’t condone violence who’s absolutely not a Trump guy, and a survivor of a much lesser degree of attack by members of same organization (that’s illustrated in this book), I’m troubled. If Dwight Eisenhower were here right now, he’d be characterized as a leftie peacenik by both sides.

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Must Read

Andy did a great job of explaining antifa is Origins and goals ...is a must-read for conservatives

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Madness

Future historians may well refer to our time as "the Madness." While Andy neatly describes the acts and tacticts of deranged but organized individuals, it is the enabling by politicians, prosecutors, and media which is madness.


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Thank you for shining a light into the dark.

I have followed Andy Ngo posts on social media. He has continued to cover the truth while maintaining media covers for. It is clear I don't care for antfi, but I didn't know the extent of their training and tactics. I found the book to be a eye opener.

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Very informative and eye opening.

This eye witness account of Antifa and it's goals/practices is quite possibly one of the most important books to be written in my lifetime. Read it.

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For a super Brave journalist, Gno call 911 alot

for a super Brave journalist, Gno call 911 alot!
this book is very enlightening and clearly shows how weaker and lesser Minds can be suede into a thinking that aggression as an acceptable means of persuasion towards one's thinking.. a thinking which the "Right" in America is absolutely opposed. demonstrating clearly that fascism is on the left Spectrum.. without voluntary Exchange!

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  • mark cullen
  • 02-19-21

Left wing terrorists

Finished book now and very helpful to understand the terrorism elements that are Antifa and BLM. Notice how the media and government shout constantly of the dangerous far right who are not to be seen and minimise the Marxist elements. Yuri Bezmenov had warned us of how communism will enter the West. How far along the 4 stages are we that he exposed? We are in dangerous times where the useful idiots are being once again used to subvert our freedom to bring about tyranny.

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  • John
  • 02-22-21

A bit of a mix and questions remain.

I quite liked Ngo's book. The first half was very readable. His account of the events at the East Precinct in Seatle was an excellent bit of journalism. His Afterward was a lovely piece too reminding us of the value of free speech and thought. I felt the second half of his book was tainted with bitterness, score-settling, and 'the reporter becoming the story' stuff. (All this is understandable after what he's suffered whilst reporting the story.) He gives a very cold-hearted account of the horrible death in Minneapolis. His telling, in his own words, of parts of the history of fascism in Europe during the last century is somewhat excruciating. There is not enough exploration of why protesters who break the law are not being prosecuted and why supposed long-suffering citizens are still voting for politicians who encourage non-enforcement. Putting my above criticisms aside, this is an important account of recent events and it has much insight into the tactics of the group which seems to have been successful at inspiring its followers into action. I hope however that other accounts will appear so we can begin to understand what's going on here.

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  • Trevor
  • 02-16-21

Please download this book

Despite Andy not reading it and some odd place name pronunciations I have nothing bad to say about this book.

If you only consume mainstream news and read whatever is touted through social media I implore you to listen to this. It will give you a balanced view of what the organisation is as opposed to what it wants to be seen as.

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  • Mr S Deeley
  • 03-22-21

True, investigative journalism

The brutal, thuggery of left-wing activism exposed. The screeching lefties will hate this book and the cowardly conservatives will not pay attention to its warning.

If you've been paying attention for the last 6 or 7 yeas, then this book is an excellent recapitulation of what you already know but it has plenty of extra meat to put on those bones you've been nibbling at.

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  • Edward
  • 03-22-21

Very diligent journalism

Andy Ngo provides as remarkably objective record (especially given he has been the victim of several serious attacks and unending defamation) of a radical political group.

Ngo at no point comes across as bitter or resentful, making it clear that he believes the members to be not only victims of ideological radicalisation but often downtrodden people reactions to their own feelings of powerlessness in their personal lives.

At the very least Ngo presents detailed accounts (including lots of first hand observations) of the groups rhetoric, activities and tactics. This book acts as a first class character reference for Ngo; as an impartial independent journalist (with a small pinch of salt) and empathetic observer.

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  • David Johnston
  • 03-22-21

Superb

A must read for everyone wondering why there's one rule for some and not others.

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  • Tom, Norway
  • 03-22-21

An important book for our time

An important book putting the spotlight on Antifa and (some) of the dire results from overriding individual rights for the "common good".

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Antifa was the most active movement, both in terms of damages and misinformation, in 2020.

Andy Ngo continues his important fight against the injustice and hate that is Antifa, in this book, and I for one is grateful.

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  • Charles Palmer
  • 03-19-21

an extremely important book

this should be mandatory reading. As the 4th estate has been hopelessly subverted into political partisanship, the thuggery and violence of the hard left is hushed up amd denied.
It is a terrible threat to liberal democracy and, like all radicalisation, needs to be flushed out of our societies.
there is no room for violence and intimidation in a liberal democracy amd politicians and media encluraging it or failing to call it out need to take a long hard look at themselves.

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  • B S.
  • 03-10-21

Well researched

This is a well researched book which puts forward the case against this violent hate group.
The fact that it has triggered such a reaction from the left is a great endorsement.

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  • Kohaku
  • 03-02-21

These people are disgusting please, everybody read this book

Even more shocking than I was expecting. Politicians and people of influence HAVE to read this.
I hope this book makes Andy rich, he deserves it very much, he’s incredibly brave and principled and I’m even more repulsed now at the lies that are told about him every time he’s even mentioned on social media.

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  • Frank
  • 02-19-21

Honest

A raw and honest description of the second rise of Marxism and it's many mutated children led by a group of awful activists and the snoozing sheep who follow them.

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  • A Partington
  • 04-11-21

Sterling journalism.

This book is a sterling piece of journalism from a writer who suffered a beating at the hands of Antifa and then bravely went into the Seattle Chaz zone incognito, on his own, without any backup, when the Seattle officials were preventing the police from going into Chaz to police it.
Andy Ngo’s journalistic integrity is unquestionable: he backs every fact up with sources and dates and detailed information, unlike so many journalists these days who simply parrot party lines.
And Ngo is surprisingly compassionate towards this group of zealots who beat him nearly to death.
Antifa would tell us they’re not an organisation, that they have no leaders, and they are merely against fascists. Ngo proves that all these statements are untrue.
I myself encountered the evasive tactics Ngo talks about when I had the misfortune of having a conversation with an antifa member online on a popular social media platform; this person is is a relative of a friend of mine. Having read Ngo’s book I now know the ideological training that is behind that conversation, which left me deeply disturbed for days: training that specifically teaches antifa members how to avoid questions such as do you support violence? And, what do your leaders say about violence?
I believe Andy Ngo has shone the light of truth into a dark corner of America. I urge you to listen to this book and judge the facts for yourself.
I think this book is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize actually- how many other journalists are willing to risk life and limb these days for the sake of bringing the truth to light?

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  • Gareth
  • 05-06-21

The Mumford and Sons guy was right....

Like the Mumford and Sons guy said....." This is an important book." At last a truthful and indepth look at the destruction reeked by Antifa in the last several years. The scariest thing is the compliance of media and government in this ongoing insurgency......Civil War coming.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-21

revealing

Thank you, the media have been lying to us. keep up the work and stay safe.

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  • Dianne Galea
  • 02-17-21

Heavily biased and factually incorrect

This book is written from the point of view of the far right, that in itself is fine however it gets repetitive and boring by claiming over and over that the left are terrorists.

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  • Jason P. Green
  • 07-07-21

History Repeats

Andy Ngo bravely uncovers a group that would happily foist upon the majority a regime that historians have seen before devastate countries over and over.
Probably one the last real journalists that don't have overused boring narcissistic label of "activist" in their bio, just the old fashioned notion of following the facts to see where they lead.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-21

Eye-opening research and storytelling

The author’s narrative goes against the grain of what is typically told in the media. He warns against the pitfalls of a utopian society, and expresses empathy and pity towards the extremists who believe this worldview, and act violently to advance it.
He says that he has been harassed and assaulted as a result of his reporting. Therefore, this work comes at a large personal cost to his safety, so even if you do not agree 100% with his view, it is at least worth listening to his views to broaden your own perspective.

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  • Ken
  • 09-13-21

Informative.

You'll either believe what Andy has to say, or you won't. It's all political now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-21

Great Read

Andy Ngo is one that I always look at his videos as he is providing an insight into a world that is not shown to us via MSM.

This book takes a closer look at "the idea" of Antifa and is quite revelling but yet alarming.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-21

Excellent work

The content of this work is very impressive and gives an excellent overview of a recent social movement with deep roots. The only negative for me was the narrator, who does an excellent job, but it is a little off-putting to hear a personal account by a young American given in the voice of what sounds like an older British man.