Scholarly Studies

Chip Berlet

Research, Writing, Consulting, & Training for
Nonprofits & Groups Working for Human Rights

Investigative Journalism

Under Construction

The goal of Research for Progress is to use a global human rights framework
to build democratic civil society, and assist groups and individuals defending and extending democracy, liberty, and equality.

Chip's Current Writing Projects

Conservatives, the Tea Party and the Shutdown: How We Got Here by Joseph Lowndes

Apocalyptic Confrontation?

When Obama talks about the apocalyptic confrontation over the budget, what's that about?

Obama, Tea Parties, and Apocalyptic Aggression

Chip Berlet on Huffington Post

The media training pages for citizen journalists, alternative journalists,
progressive journalists, & movement journalists have moved here


Constructing Campus Conflict

Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Campuses in the United States

Main Report




In PDF Format
At the website of
Political Research Associates

Working Papers

All Sections in One PDF Document

The Working Papers, and Updates on this website are curated by Chip Berlet and do not necessarily reflect the views of Political Research Associates

Online Resources

All of the active links in the Main Report pointed at this website should be working in the next few days. We apologize for any inconvenience as we track done link rot and restore content to live links.

Video Interviews

The Building Racial Justice Page
on the End The Silence Campaign

The Tools of Fear

Life During Wartime

Chip Berlet. 2013. “Repression, Civil Liberties, Right-Wingers, and Liberals: Resisting Counterinsurgency and Subversion Panics.” In Kristian Williams, Will Munger, and Lara Messersmith-Glavin, eds. Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, AK Press.

The Assasination of Fred Hampton

About the Defending Dissent Foundation

Power Structure Research

Power Structure Research is a method of analysis based on criticizing unfair systems, structures, and institutions in society.

Power Structure Research rejects conspiracy theory as a useful form of analysis and instead looks at social, political, economic, and cultural practices that create, expand, defend, or restore inequalities based on race, gender, or class.

Power Structure Research unveils the social costs of corporate activities in terms of work, government policies, the quality of life, and the sustainability of a healthy planet.

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What they Say to Their Allies

Want to see and hear what the current leading Republican Presidential candidates say when the speak to the leading Christian Right activists?

Held annually in Washington, DC, the Values Voter Summits are the most important public meeting of the organized Christian Right in the United States.

These are huge, raw, unedited video files that I videoed for notes and fact-checking quotes for my articles.


More to come...

Studying Right-Wing Movements

You can rely on the information found at these online resources:

Right-Wing Populism

(This section is under construction)

Introductory Overviews

Key Organizational Structures in the United States

Four Key Aspects of Right-Wing Populism


Apocalyptic Aggression

The GOP & Racist Producerism

Some Questions for Ron Paul









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Sectors of the US Right

Secular Right

Religious Right

"Conservative Right" Above this Line
"Hard Right" Below this Line

Xenophobic Right



This site is curated by Chip Berlet