Selected Bibliography

Overview of the Debate

William B. Hixson, Jr., Search for the American Right Wing: An Analysis of the Social Science Record, 1955-1987, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Countersubversion Theory

William R. Kintner, The Front Is Everywhere, (Norman, OK: University Of Oklahoma Press, 1950).

Centrist/Extremist Theory

Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Random House, Inc., 1955);

Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963);

Arnold Forster and Benjamin R. Epstein, Danger on the Right. (New York: Random House, 1964);

Daniel Bell, ed., The Radical Right: The New American Right Expanded And Updated, (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964);

Richard Hofstadter, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," in The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965);

Seymour Martin Lipset and Earl Raab, The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970 (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970).

Criticism of Centrist/Extremist Theory

Michael Rogin, The Intellectuals And McCarthy: The Radical Specter (Cambridge: The M.I.T. Press, 1967), pp. 261-282;

Richard O. Curry And Thomas M. Brown, Eds., "Introduction," Conspiracy: The Fear Of Subversion In American History, (New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston, 1972), pp. xii-xi;

Leo P. Ribuffo, The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983), pp. 237-257;

Margaret Canovan, Populism (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981), pp. 46-51, 179-190;

Jerome L. Himmelstein, To The Right: The Transformation Of American Conservatism, (Berkeley: Univ. Of California Press, 1990), pp. 1-5, 72-76, 152-164;

Sara Diamond, Roads To Dominion: Right-Wing Movements And Political Power In The United States (New York: The Guilford Press, 1995), pp. 5-6, 40-41;

Michael Kazin, The Populist Persuasion: An American History. (New York: Basic Books, 1995). pp. 190-193.

See also Schoenberger, Ed., The American Right Wing; and Rogin, The Intellectuals And McCarthy, for statistical data that refutes some of the claims made by centrist/extremist theory about the social base of the "radical right."

Social Movement Theories

Aldon D. Morris and Carol McClung Mueller, eds., Frontiers in Social Movement Theory, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992);

Sidney Tarrow, Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action and Politics, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994);

John Lofland, Social Movement Organizations: Guide to Research on Insurgent Realities, (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1996).

Steven M. Buechler and F. Kurt Cylke, Jr., Social Movements: Perspectives and Issues, (Mountain View, CA: Mayfield, 1997). Reader, 578 pages, notes with each chapter.

Documenting Government Repression & Countersubversion

William Preston, Jr., Aliens and Dissenters: Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903-1933; (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1963);

Murray B. Levin, Political Hysteria in America-the Democratic Capacity for Repression, (New York: Basic Books, 1971);

Robert J. Goldstein, Political Repression in Modern America, 1870 to Present, 2nd edition, (Rochester VT: Schenkman Books, Inc., 1978);

Athan Theoharis, Spying on Americans: Political Surveillance from Hoover to the Huston Plan, (Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press, 1978);

Frank J. Donner, The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America's Political Intelligence System (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980);

Kenneth O'Reilly, Hoover and the Unamericans: The FBI, HUAC and the Red Menace, (Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press, 1983);

Athan G. Theoharis and John Stuart Cox, The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition, (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988);

Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall. Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement, (Boston: South End Press, 1988);

Kenneth O'Reilly, `Racial Matters:' The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972, (New York: Free Press, 1988);

Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall. COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States, (Boston: South End Press, 1989);

Brian Glick, War at Home: Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It. Boston: South End Press, 1989;

Frank J. Donner, Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990);

Ross Gelbspan, Break-Ins, Death Threats and the FBI: The Covert War Against the Central America Movement. Boston: South End Press, 1991.

Joel Kovel, Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anticommunism and the Making of America, (New York, Basic Books, 1994).

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