Right-wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

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Guilford Press, 2. 11. 2000 - Počet stran: 499
Right-wing militias and other antigovernment organizations have received heightened public attention since the Oklahoma City bombing. While such groups are often portrayed as marginal extremists, the values they espouse have influenced mainstream politics and culture far more than most Americans realize. This important volume offers an in-depth look at the historical roots and current landscape of right-wing populism in the United States. Illuminated is the potent combination of anti-elitist rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and ethnic scapegoating that has fueled many political movements from the colonial period to the present day. The book examines the Jacksonians, the Ku Klux Klan, and a host of Cold War nationalist cliques, and relates them to the evolution of contemporary electoral campaigns of Patrick Buchanan, the militancy of the Posse Comitatus and the Christian Identity movement, and an array of millennial sects. Combining vivid description and incisive analysis, Berlet and Lyons show how large numbers of disaffected Americans have embraced right-wing populism in a misguided attempt to challenge power relationships in U.S. society. Highlighted are the dangers these groups pose for the future of our political system and the hope of progressive social change.
Winner--Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America


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Through a sociopolitical lens, Berlet and Lyons present a historical look at right-wing populist movements. They begin with Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 and conclude with the Clinton presidency ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Berlet (editor, Eyes Right: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash) and Lyons (Grassroots Network: Radical Nonviolence in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1972-1985) do not see the racial, religious ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Introduction
1
Rebellious Colonizers Bacons Rebellion and the American Revolution
19
The Real People Antimasonry Jacksonianism and AntiCatholic Nativism
33
A Great Mongrel Military Despotism The First Ku Klux Klan and the AntiChinese Crusade
54
Barbarians and Plunder Leagues Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
70
100 Percent Americanism World War IEra Repression and the Second Ku Klux Klan
85
The Industrialist as Producer Henry Fords Corporate Empire
104
Driving Out the Money Changers Fascist Politics in the New Deal Era
121
New Faces for White Nationalism Reframing Supremacist Narratives
265
Battling the New World Order Patriots and Armed Militias
287
The Vast Clinton Conspiracy Machine The Hard Right on the Center Stage
305
The New Millennium Demonization Conspiracism and Scapegoating in Transition
323
Conclusions
345
Notes
353
Sectors of the US Right Active in the Year 2000
417
The Producerist Narrative Used in RightWing Populism
419

From New Deal to Cold War Political Scapegoating and Business Conflict from the 1930s to the 1950s
150
The Pillars of US Populist Conspiracism The John Birch Society and the Liberty Lobby
175
From Old Right to New Right Godless Communism Civil Rights and Secular Humanism
199
Culture Wars and Political Scapegoats Gender Sexuality and Race
228
Dominion Theology and Christian Nationalism HardLine Ideology versus Pragmatism
247
Bibliography
421
Index
473
About the Authors
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O autorovi (2000)

Chip Berlet has written about right-wing movements for over 20 years, with bylines in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, and scores of other publications. He is senior analyst at Political Research Associates in Somerville, MA, and editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash. He has contributed articles and chapters to several scholarly books and journals and his media appearances and citations as an expert include Newsweek, National Public Radio, and Nightline.

Matthew N. Lyons is a historian, activist, and writer whose work has focused on systems of oppression and social movements. He is research associate for the Hansberry-Nemiroff Archival, Educational, and Cultural Fund, and author of The Grassroots Network: Radical Nonviolence in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1972-1985.

[Update note as of 12/01:] Matthew Lyons lives in Philadelphia, is an archivist at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and received a Master of Library
Service from Rutgers University in 2001

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