Scholarly Studies

Chip Berlet

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

Investigative Journalism

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Chip's Current Writing Projects

Worth Reading

Life During Wartime

The Assasination of Fred Hampton
by Jeffrey Haas

The Burglary
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 Democracy
Building Economic Justice
Building Equality
Building Gender Justice
Building Immigrant Rights
Building Liberty
Building Public Education
Building Racial Justice
Building World Peace


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

The Sucker Punch:

How Progressive Activists are Conned into Spreading
Right-Wing Theories
that Benefit the 1%

A "Sucker Punch" is when someone manuevers you into a situation where you let your defenses down...and then they slug you in the face.
Don't be a sucker. Learn about the
vital difference between
Tactical Alliances v.
Strategic Coalitions

New Website:

The Tools of Fear

How Demagogues Spawn Systems of Oppression & Violence



Campus Conflict

Antisemitism and Islamophobia
on Campuses
in the United States

Click the above linked title
for the full list of links to articles, intervies, and videos
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My apologies to the report authors and readers for the difficulty in navigating and reading the PDF format report
at the PRA Website

Newly Reformated:
Profiles at the PRA Website
in separate files

Jeffrey Blankfort
Alan Dershowitz
Norman Finkelstein
David Horowitz
Amir Abdul Malik Ali
Daniel Pipes
Alison Weir

Why Not Ron Paul?

You may not like the answer, but it's worth thinking about it.

Alternative Media Training Pages

for citizen journalists, alternative journalists, progressive journalists, & movement journalists have moved.
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Constructing Campus Conflict

Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Campuses in the United States

Main Report



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.

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. We apologize for any inconvenience as we track done link rot and restore content to live links.

Video Interviews

Visit the Building Racial Justice Resource Pages
on the End The Silence Campaign
to stop murders of Black people by police,
security guards and vigilantes

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.

Read More About Power Structure Research

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

The Tools of Fear

Apocalyptic Aggression

The GOP & Racist Producerism

Some Questions for Ron Paul









Sectors of the US Right

Secular Right

Religious Right

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

Xenophobic Right



Democracy is a process,
not a specific set of institutions

Democracy is a process that assumes
the majority of people, over time,
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
preserve liberty,
protect our freedoms,
extend equality, and
defend democracy.


This site is curated by Chip Berlet