Additional Information on Chip Berlet

Additional Information on Chip Berlet


* Chip Berlet’s work has appeared as chapters in a number of academic press and trade scholarly books, including:

  • “The United States: Messianism, Apocalypticism, and Political Religion,” in Matthew Feldman, Roger Griffin and Robert Mallett, eds., The Sacred in Twentieth Century Politics: Essays in Honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
  • “The New Political Right in the United States: Reaction, Rollback, and Resentment,” in Michael Thompson, ed., Confronting the New Conservatism. The Rise of the Right in America (NYU Press, 2007)
  • “Mapping the Political Right: Gender and Race Oppression in Right-Wing Movements,” in Home-Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism, ed. Abby Ferber, (Routledge 2004)
  • “Anti-Masonic Conspiracy Theories: A Narrative Form of Demonization and Scapegoating,” in Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, Controversy, eds. Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004)
  • “Encountering and Countering Political Repression,” in The Global Activists Manual: Local Ways to Change the World, eds. Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond, (United for a Fair Economy and Thunder Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002)
  • “Who’s Mediating the Storm? Right–wing Alternative Information Networks,” in Culture, Media, and the Religious Right, eds. Linda Kintz & Julia Lesage, (University of Minnesota Press, 1998)
  • “Following the Threads: A Work in Progress,” in Unraveling the Right: The New Conservatism in American Thought and Politics, ed. Amy Elizabeth Ansell, (Westview, 1998)

* In 2001 Berlet authored “Hate Groups, Racial Tension and Ethnoviolence in an Integrating Chicago Neighborhood, 1976­-1988,” in the peer-review journalThe Politics of Social Inequality.

* Berlet coordinated the updating of the entry on “Neo-Nazism” for the second edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica.

* Berlet has presented papers and moderated panels at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association.

* Berlet presented a paper on millennialism and fascism at the 1997 meeting of the International Sociological Association in Montreal. He has also given academic lectures in England and Switzerland.

* In the 1990s, Berlet personally briefed Democrat Senator Carol Moseley-Braun on hate groups in the U.S. military.

* Berlet co-authored the book Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (2000), and edited Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash(1995).

* Berlet has worked on joint projects with such groups as Facing History and Ourselves, Planned Parenthood, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the American Jewish Congress (Massachusetts chapter), and American Jewish Committee (Chicago chapter).

* Berlet has been a longtime critic of Lyndon LaRouche, whose organization twice sued Berlet for his characterization of the group as a neo-Nazi political movement that raised money illegally.

* In its 2007 annual report, the California-based DataCenter — which, according to, “is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba — listed Berlet as one of its donors.

* On October 21, 2009, Berlet spoke at a forum titled “Health Care Reform 2009: Politics and Paranoia,” an event co-sponsored by the Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Mass-Care.

* Berlet has served as an anonymous peer reviewer for the sociology journalMobilization!

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