Scholarly Studies

Chip Berlet

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

Investigative Journalism

Under Construction

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



What is the Patriot Movement?

The Patriot Movement in the United States is the name of a patriotic nationalistic "Americanist" movement that exists between the mainstream Republican Party and organized insurgent and White supremacist movement of the ultra right. Since 1959 the key Patriot Movement instrituion is the John Birch Society. The armed citizens militias of the 1990s and the Tea Party Movements are part of the US Patriot Movement.






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,
the ability to participate
in a free and open public debate,
and can vote without intimidation,
reach constructive decisions
that benefit the whole of society, and
preserve liberty,
protect our freedoms,
extend equality, and
defend democracy.

-Chip Berlet





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