Lyndon LaRouche: Fascist Demagogue


A Chronology of LaRouchite Antisemitism
  by Chip Berlet
A graphic illustration of how the LaROuchites try to mask their antisemitism and other forms of bigotry
LaRouche Exposed
  by Chip Berlet
Lyndon LaRouche, a longtime political crank, is once again aggressively searching for new recruits. Find out his real story in this exposé by PRA Senior Analyst Chip Berlet.

Lyndon LaRouche: Man of Vision or Venom? Download Flyer!
  by Chip Berlet
Counteract the LaRouche network's propaganda and recruitment.  This double-sided, legal-sized flyer exposes LaRouche's record on sexism, racism, homophobia, antisemitism & neofascism, and anti-environmentalism as well as his crackpot conspiracies and criminal background. A great tool for leafleting campuses and anti-war rallies. Download the PDF.

The LaRouchite Secret Elite Synthesis
  by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons
(From Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort)

The Lyndon LaRouche network, an offshoot of the radical student movement that metamorphosed into a fascist organization in the early 1970s, developed an idiosyncratic doctrine and approach quite different from other far-right groups.

Though often dismissed as a bizarre political cult, the LaRouche organization and its various front groups are a fascist movement whose pronouncements echo elements of Nazi ideology.  Beginning in the 1970s, the LaRouchites combined populist antielitism with attacks on leftists, environmentalists, feminists, gay men and lesbians, and organized labor. They advocated a dictatorship in which a “humanist” elite would rule on behalf of industrial capitalists. They developed an idiosyncratic, coded variation on the Illuminati Freemason and Jewish banker conspiracy theories. Their views, though exotic, were internally consistent and rooted in right-wing populist traditions....
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    The Death of Kenneth Kronberg
      by Chip Berlet
    A 30-year member of the LaRouche organization, Ken Kronberg ran a typesetting and printing company that produced most LaRouchite literature, often at reduced rates or for free. When Kronberg told the LaRouche leadership he needed them to pay their bills to keep the company afloat, he was denounced in an internal memo circulated within the group. The memo suggested that older LaRouche members who couldn't adapt might as well just kill themsleves. Ken Kronberg committed suicide a few hours later.
  • Lyndon LaRouche:
    Fascism Wrapped in an American Flag
      by Chip Berlet and Joel Bellman
    A === Briefing Paper

    Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. is frequently dismissed as a crank or political extremist with no further explanation of his views or the phenomenon he represents. In a democracy based on informed consent, to not understand the nature of the LaRouche phenomenon is a dangerously naive rejection of the lessons of history--because Lyndon LaRouche represents the most recent incarnation of the unique twentieth-century phenomenon known as totalitarian fascism.

    LaRouche is hardly the first proponent of these views, and he is unlikely to be the last. Therefore there is a deadly serious reason to study the rise and fall of Lyndon LaRouche, the man who brought us fascism wrapped in an American flag....
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    Roots of LaRouche's Antisemitic Theories
    by Chip Berlet
    A '60'S Socialist Takes a Hard Right
    by Tim Wohlforth
    NCLC: America's Largest Political Intelligence Army
    by Harvey Kahn

    Selected Quotes: A LaRouche Sampler

    Selected Antisemitic LaRouchite texts

    Additional Quotes

    1981 Statement by Russ Bellant, Chip Berlet, and Dennis King

    Time to Rebut the LaRouchites

    Operation Mop-Up

    Photographs of Operation Mop-Up

    Offsite Articles:

    The LaRouche Youth Movement  

    by Scott McLemee

    His adherents regard Lyndon LaRouche as the greatest mind of the past 300 years, at very least. "I'm probably the best economist in the world today," as LaRouche told The Washington Post in 1985, reports Scott McLemee in And now he is recruiting among university students again. "Give me 1,000 youth leaders like these," LaRouche announced in 2003, "and I'll take over the country."


    The LaRouche Network: A History of Intimidation  

    by Chip Berlet
    This research paper was prepared at the request of Mrs. Erica Duggan to assist her in understanding the context of the death of her son, Jeremiah, who had been attending a LaRouche network conference in Germany.

    Also visit: The Justice for Jeremiah Campaign

    The Cult and the Candidate  

    PRA Senior Analyst Chip Berlet is featured in an article in The Independent after LaRouche supporter Jeremiah Duggan is found dead in Germany.

    Who is Lyndon LaRouche?
      by Joe Ireland
    (From the Portland State University Vanguard)

    In the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, there is one candidate that has been flying under the radar of most mainstream press, although supporters of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., who is making his fifth bid for the presidency, have made a strong presence around Portland State lately.
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    LaRouche Exposed
      by Matthew Robinson
    (From the PCC Courier Online)

    Each semester, hundreds of students pass by a table set up in front of the D building in the quad, where supporters of Lyndon LaRouche try to interest students in their political agenda. For those who stop and agree to go to an off- campus meeting, they often find themselves entangled in a worldwide cult.
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    Graphics of primary sources online:

    The Case of Ludwig Feuerbach is an article by LaRouche under his well-known pen-name Lyn Marcus. In it is an example of LaRouche's antisemitic dismissal of Jews and Judaism. The original images are posted here because of repeated attempts by LaRouche supporters to deny that these quotes actually exist.
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