How did a brief incident become an enduring myth on the far right?

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In the final episode of Standoff, our narrative miniseries on the story of Ruby Ridge, host Ruth Graham recaps Randy Weaver’s and Kevin Harris’ prosecutions, and explores how the story of the standoff became legendary among the modern far right.

Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff every week. This week, Graham describes what happened to the Weaver family after the standoff, and how the story continues to resonate. Then, she talks with Tara Westover, the author of the memoir Educated, which describes an upbringing in a family of survivalists in Idaho that wasn’t so much different from the Weavers.