Chapter Titles

Right-Wing Populism in America:
Too Close for Comfort

by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons
New York: Guilford Publications, 2000

Chapter Titles


Rebellious Colonizers
Bacon’s Rebellion & the American Revolution

The Real People
Antimasonry, Jacksonianism, & Anti–Catholic Nativism

A Great Mongrel Military Despotism
The First Ku Klux Klan & the Anti–Chinese Crusade

Barbarians and Plunder Leagues
Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives

100 Percent Americanism
World War I–Era Repression & the Second Ku Klux Klan

The Industrialist as Producer
Henry Ford’s Corporate Empire

Driving Out the Money Changers
Fascist Politics in the New Deal Era

From New Deal to Cold War
Political Scapegoating and Business Conflict from the 1930’s to the 1950s

The Pillars of U.S. Populist Conspiracism
The John Birch Society & the Liberty Lobby

From Old Right to New Right
Godless Communism, Civil Rights, & Secular Humanism

Culture Wars and Political Scapegoats
Gender, Sexuality, & Race

Dominion Theology & Christian Nationalism
Hard Line Ideology vs. Pragmatism

New Faces for White Nationalism
Reframing Supremacist Narratives

Battling the New World Order
Patriots & Armed Militias

The Vast Clinton Conspiracy Machine
The Hard Right on the Center Stage

The New Millennium
Demonization, Conspiracism, & Scapegoating in Transition


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