About the Author
Daniel Levitas is a writer, researcher and expert on the subject of racist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi organizations. Since 1986 he has testified as an expert witness or provided pre-trial consulting in state and/or federal court in Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and in Canada. His expertise includes such areas as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, the Skinhead movement, the Aryan Nations, white racist prison gangs, crossburning, hate-motivated violence, the militia movement and the rural Posse Comitatus.
Mr. Levitas has written extensively about the activities of hate groups and he has been quoted by numerous media outlets, including: the New York Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, CNN, public television and National Public Radio. He is a contributing author to Anti-Semitism in America Today (Birch Lane Press, 1995). From 1991 – 1992 he edited When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Effective Community Responses, a 192-page handbook about constructive responses to hate group activity and bigoted violence. He is a contributing writer to Grolier’s Multimedia Encyclopedia on the subjects of the history of American anti-Semitism; hate crimes and the U.S. militia movement. He has written for the Nation, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the New York Times, Roll Call, Congress Monthly, Reform Judaism magazine and other publications.
Mr. Levitas has conducted training sessions and seminars for academics and students, public officials, community leaders and law enforcement officers throughout the United States. He has lectured widely at colleges and universities and his speeches and public presentations have been sponsored by groups as diverse as the W.E.B. Dubois Center for Afro-American Studies at Harvard University, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, and the Rural Sociological Society.