Right-wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

Guilford Press, 2 nov 2000 - 499 pagina's
2 Recensies
Reviews worden niet geverifieerd, maar Google checkt wel op nepcontent en verwijdert zulke content als die wordt gevonden.
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


Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven

Reviews worden niet geverifieerd, maar Google checkt wel op nepcontent en verwijdert zulke content als die wordt gevonden.

Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

Gebruikersrecensie  - Book Verdict

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 ... Volledige review lezen

Right-wing populism in America: too close for comfort

Gebruikersrecensie  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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 ... Volledige review lezen

Geselecteerde pagina's


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

From New Deal to Cold War Political Scapegoating and Business Conflict from the 1930s to the 1950s
The Pillars of US Populist Conspiracism The John Birch Society and the Liberty Lobby
From Old Right to New Right Godless Communism Civil Rights and Secular Humanism
Culture Wars and Political Scapegoats Gender Sexuality and Race
Dominion Theology and Christian Nationalism HardLine Ideology versus Pragmatism
About the Authors

Overige edities - Alles bekijken

Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Over de auteur (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

Bibliografische gegevens