Articles by Chip Berlet

Senior Analyst Chip Berlet is a veteran freelance writer and photographer who specializes in investigating right-wing social movements, apocalyptic scapegoating and conspiracism, and authoritarianism. A PRA staffer since 1982, he has written, edited and co-authored numerous articles on right-wing activity and government repression for publications as varied as the The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Progressive, The Nation, The Humanist, and The St. Louis Journalism Review. Mr. Berlet edited Eyes Right! Challenging the Right-wing Backlash, co-published by PRA and South End Press (1995), a popular primer on the right. He is also co-author with Matthew N. Lyons of Right-wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, published by Guilford Press (2000).

9/11: Repercussions
Black Nationalists, the Third Position, and Antisemitism

A Conversation on Surveillance
Conceptual Artist Julia Scher

Apocalyptic Dualism & Conspiracism
The Protocols and Antisemitic Conspiracism

Apocalyptic Violence

Ashcroft Appearance on Schlafly's 1997 Conspiracist Video

Attacks On Greenpeace and Other Ecology Groups

Behind the Culture War to Restore Traditional Values
The Public Eye - Vol. 6, No. 1

Big Stories, Spooky Sources

Calvinism, Capitalism, Conversion, and Incarceration
The Public Eye - Vol. 18, No. 3

Challenging Centrist Extremist Theory

Challenging Populist Conspiracism

Challenging the Political Right
Towards an Effective Response

Chrisitan Identity, Survivalism and The Posse Comitatus
A New Face for Racism and Fascism

Clinton, Conspiracism, and Civil Society
The Impeachment of President Clinton as a Salvo in the Culture War

Clinton, Conspiracism, and the Continuing Culture War
What is Past is Prologue

Clouds Blur the Rainbow
How Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani Use Totalitarian Deception to Manipulate Social and Political Activists

Comments on Timothy McVeigh

Condi's Dad and the Lessons of War

Conspiracism as a Flawed Worldview

Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracism
Supplement for New Internationalist Magazine - 2007

Dances with Devils
How Apocalyptic and Millennialist Themes Influence Right Wing Scapegoating and Conspiracism

David Duke
The Messenger and His Message

Don't swallow the Deep Throat hype!

Drifting Right and Going Wrong
An Overview of the U.S. Political Right

Dynamics of Bigotry
Conspiracism as a Form of Scapegoating

Early Racist and Antisemitic Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)

Encountering and Countering Political Repression


Fascism Wrapped in an American Flag

Frameworks for Conceptualizing the US Political Right
Real Grievances, Paranoia, and Mass Movements

Government Intelligence Abuse
The Theories of Frank Donner

Hard Right Conspiracism and Apocalyptic Millennialism

Hate Groups, Racial Tension, and Ethnoviolence in an Integrating Chicago Neighborhood 1976-1988

Imagery in Revelation

Intoduction to the Christian Right
The Christian Right and Theocracy

John Birch Society
Adapted from the book 'Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort'

John Salvi, Abortion Clinic Violence, and Catholic Right Conspiracism
The Politics of John Salvi's Conspiracy Theories

LaRouche's Antisemitic Conspiracism

Liberty Lobby
The Former Liberty Lobby Network

Lyndon LaRouche: Man of Vision or Venom?
PDF Flyer

Lyndon LaRouche: What's the Real Story?

Militia Nation

Mussolini on the Corporate State

Defending Immigrant Rights: ARK

No Right Answers
How the U.S. Political Right Reacted to 9/11 and the Crises in the Middle East

Objecting to the terms 'Islamism' and 'Islamicism' to describe terrorists

Populism as Core Element of Fascism

Post 9/11 Conspiracism

Privacy and the PC
Mutually Exclusive Realities?

Propaganda, Deception, and Demagoguery
Flaws of Logic, Fallacies of Debate

Re-Framing Dissent As Criminal Subversion
Paradigm Shift and Political Repression

Religion and Politics in the United States: Nuances You Should Know
The Public Eye - Vol. 17, No. 2

Repression and Ideology
One Key to Litigating Against Government Prosecution of Dissidents

Right Wing Populism in America Too Close for Comfort
The Producerist Narrative in Repressive Right Wing

Right Woos Left
Populist Party, LaRouchite, and Other Neo-fascist Overtures To Progressives, And Why They Must Be Rejected

Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Chapter 14: Battling the New World Order: Patriots and Armed Militias

Roots of the Conspiracist Worldview

Secular Conservatives and Media Framing

Terms and Concepts
Use with Caution

The Apocalyptic Metaphor
Part 2: Symbol and Metaphor in Revelation

The Apocalyptic Metaphor
Part 1: Satan, the Antichrist, Millennialism, and Scapegoating

The Apocalyptic Metaphor
Part 3: The History of Demonization

The Apocalyptic Metaphor
Part 4: Millennial Expectation and the Year 2000

The Christian Right, Dominionism, and Theocracy

The Death of Kenneth Kronberg
Based on an interview with his widow, Molly Kronberg

The European Right

The Hunt for Red Menace

The Illuminati Freemason Conspiracy

The LaRouchite Secret Elite Synthesis

The Maldon Institute

The X-Files Movie
Facilitating Fanciful Fun, or Fueling Fear and Fascism?

Too Little, Too Late, Too Narrow
A Critique of the FBI and ADL reports on potential apocalyptic violence and the year 2000

Understanding Neoconservatism
The Neocons

Understanding Systems of Oppression

Understanding the relationship between antisemitism, conspiracism, and apocalypticism.
Supplement for New Internationalist Magazine -2004

Unearthing the Roots of the Oklahoma City Bombing

Uniting to Defend the Four Freedoms

Unraveling the Right for Campaign 2000

Varieties of Bias and Discrimination

What are the Different Sectors of the Right?

When Hate Went Online

White Supremacist, Antisemitic, and Race Hate Groups in the U.S.

Who is behind these anthrax letters?
Nobody really knows!

Y2K and Millennial Pinball