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The Resource Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort, Chip Berlet, Matthew N. Lyons

Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort, Chip Berlet, Matthew N. Lyons

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Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort
Title
Right-wing populism in America
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too close for comfort
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Chip Berlet, Matthew N. Lyons
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eng
Summary
Overview: 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
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Supplementary materials and updates, including a bibliography arranged by topic are available online.
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Berlet, Chip
Dewey number
320.52/0973
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
B47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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Lyons, Matthew Nemiroff
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Critical perspectives
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  • Conservatism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Populism
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Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort, Chip Berlet, Matthew N. Lyons
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-471) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- 1: Rebellious colonizers: Bacon's rebellion and the American revolution -- 2: Real people: Antimasonry, Jacksonianism, and anti-Catholic nativism -- 3: Great mongrel military despotism: first Ku Klux Klan and the anti-Chinese crusade -- 4: Barbarians and plunder leagues: Theodore Roosevelt and the progressives -- 5: 100 percent Americanism: World War I-era repression and the second Ku Klux Klan -- 6: Industrialist as producer: Henry Ford's corporate empire -- 7: Driving out the money changers: fascist politics in the New Deal era -- 8: From New Deal to Cold War: political scapegoating and business conflict from the 1930s to the 1950s -- 9: Pillars of U S populist conspiracism: John Birch society and the liberty lobby -- 10: From old right to new right: Godless communism, civil rights, and secular humanism -- 11: Culture wars and political scapegoats: gender, sexuality, and race -- 12: Dominion theology and Christian nationalism: hard-line ideology versus pragmatism -- 13: New faces for white nationalism: reframing supremacist narratives -- 14: Battling the new world order: patriots and armed militias -- 15: Vast Clinton conspiracy machine: hard right on the center stage -- 16: New millennium: demonization, conspiracism, and scapegoating in transition -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Appendix A: Sectors of the U S Right Active in the year 2000 -- Appendix B: Producerist narrative used in the right-wing populism -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the authors
Control code
43929926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 499 pages
Isbn
9781572305625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00037636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort, Chip Berlet, Matthew N. Lyons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Rebellious colonizers: Bacon's rebellion and the American revolution -- 2: Real people: Antimasonry, Jacksonianism, and anti-Catholic nativism -- 3: Great mongrel military despotism: first Ku Klux Klan and the anti-Chinese crusade -- 4: Barbarians and plunder leagues: Theodore Roosevelt and the progressives -- 5: 100 percent Americanism: World War I-era repression and the second Ku Klux Klan -- 6: Industrialist as producer: Henry Ford's corporate empire -- 7: Driving out the money changers: fascist politics in the New Deal era -- 8: From New Deal to Cold War: political scapegoating and business conflict from the 1930s to the 1950s -- 9: Pillars of U S populist conspiracism: John Birch society and the liberty lobby -- 10: From old right to new right: Godless communism, civil rights, and secular humanism -- 11: Culture wars and political scapegoats: gender, sexuality, and race -- 12: Dominion theology and Christian nationalism: hard-line ideology versus pragmatism -- 13: New faces for white nationalism: reframing supremacist narratives -- 14: Battling the new world order: patriots and armed militias -- 15: Vast Clinton conspiracy machine: hard right on the center stage -- 16: New millennium: demonization, conspiracism, and scapegoating in transition -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Appendix A: Sectors of the U S Right Active in the year 2000 -- Appendix B: Producerist narrative used in the right-wing populism -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the authors
Control code
43929926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 499 pages
Isbn
9781572305625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00037636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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