Right-Wing Populism in America:
Too Close for Comfort

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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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Outstanding Book Award,
Gustavus Myers Center
for the Study of Bigotry and
Human Rights in North America

The Book that Predicted the Tea Party Movement & Donald Trump

Based on the book
Right-Wing Populism in America:
Too Close for Comfort

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

Now Available as an

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Summary: What this Book is About

Overview: Key Characteristics of Right-Wing Populism

Roots of Populism in the US

Table of Contents | List of Chapters

Bibliography from the Book

Sectors of the Right in the US (updated)

Praise for the Book (Blurbs)

Critical Reviews of the Book

About the Authors


Additional Resources
are Under Construction for 2016

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  • Chapter 14 -Battling the "New World Order"
    Patriots and Armed Militias
    (Download PDF at Guilford Press website)
    Explains the roots of the Oregon Standoff in 2016

Producerist White Nationalism | Addendums

Demonization and
| Addendums

Conspiracism | Addendums

  • Elites, Banksters, & Intellectuals
  • Money Manipulation
  • Liberal Treachery
  • Leftist Totalitarian Plots
  • Islamophophobia
  • Antisemitism

Apocalyptic Narratives &
Millennial Visions
| Addendums

  • Christian Nationalism
  • Apocalyptic Aggression

Click Here for More Online Updates on
Right-Wing Populism for 2016 at Research for Progress

See Also:

Chip's Website

Matthew's Website