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
Life During Wartime
The Assasination of Fred Hampton
by Jeffrey Haas
by Betty Medsger
Conservatives, the Tea Party and the Shutdown: How We Got Here
by Joseph Lowndes
Correcting a Horowitz Slur
Just for the record, I am not a Stalinist or a Leninist, I oppose both forms as undermining democracy in civil society. Please do not believe everything you read on the Internet.
Building Human Rights
Building Our Planet
Building Economic Justice
Building Gender Justice
Building Immigrant Rights
Building Public Education
Building Racial Justice
Building World Peace
Background for Activism
Constructing Campus Conflict
Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Campuses in the United States
In PDF Format
At the website of
Political Research Associates
My apologies to the report authors and readers for the difficulty in navigating and reading the report.
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
The material on these pages was originally developed for
Constructing Campus Conflict:
Antisemitism and Islamophobia on U.S. College Campuses, 2007–2011
Senior Editor: Chip Berlet
Managing Editor: Debra Cash
Associate Editor: Maria Planansky
Political Research Associates, 2014
Please note that due to a series of production issues the report at the PRA website has very small type and can be difficult to read. Some browsers may be able to increase the size of the type.
Also, in addition to the report being delayed for several years, almost every link in the Table of Contents and Endnotes, as well as internal and external crosslinks to website URLs, (and other similar linked features in the report as submitted by me to PRA), were deleted. Most of the photographs and other images were also deleted. PRA has declined to correct these problems, declined requests to have me fix them, declined permission for me to fix and republish the report on my website, and declined mediation.
My apologies to the authors, researchers, and readers.
This report could serve as a valuable online resource for the movement for the progressive social change and human rights. At this point is does not matter if the condition of the report is due to political pressure, professional inexperience, or personal animosity. Either PRA should fix the report or transfer the rights to republish it to a third party.
Despite this sad situation, the staff of PRA continues to produce valuable information, and the organization deserves your financial support.
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:
(This section is under construction)
Key Organizational Structures in the United States
Four Key Aspects of Right-Wing Populism
The Tools of Fear
The GOP & Racist Producerism
Some Questions for Ron Paul
Sectors of the US Right
"Conservative Right" Above this Line
"Hard Right" Below this Line
Democracy is a process,
not a specific set of institutions
Democracy is a process
the majority of people,
given enough accurate information,
and the ability to participate
in a free and open public debate,
reach constructive decisions
that benefit the whole of society, and
protect our freedoms,
extend equality, and