Studying the US Political Right: General Bibliography

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Prejudice, Discrimination, & Demonization-Introductory

Prejudice, Discrimination, & Demonization-General

Ethnocentrism and Ethnoviolence

Antisemitism

Demonization, Scapegoating, & Prejudice

Conspiracism

Key Right-Wing Conspiracist Texts

Apocalypticism and Millennialism

Prejudice, Discrimination, & Demonization

Prejudice, Discrimination, & Demonization-Introductory

Books & Reports
  • Amy Ansell, New Right, New Racism: Race and Reaction in the United States and Britain, (New York: NYU Press, 1997).
  • Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, The Anatomy of Prejudices, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996).
  • Lise Noël, Intolerance, A General Survey, (Montreal: McGill-Queen's Univeristy Press, 1994).
  • Joel L. Kincheloe, Shirley R. Steinberg, & Aaron D. Greeson, III, eds., Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996).
  • Anna Marie Smith, New Right Discourse on Race & Sexuality, (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994).
  • Editors of Sojourners Magazine, America's Original Sin: A Study Guide on White Racism, (Washington, DC: Sojourners, 1992).
  • Michael Novick, White Lies / White Power: The Fight Against White Supremacy and Reactionary Violence, (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1995).
  • Douglas D. Rose, ed.,.The Emergence of David Duke and the Politics of Race. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992).
  • Audrey Smedley, Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993).
  • Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, (New York: Plenum Press, 1996).
  • Valerie Jenness and Kendal Broad, Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence, (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997).
  • Norman Cohn, Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, (London: Serif, 1996 (1967)).
  • Frederic Cople Jaher, A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness: The Origins and Rise of Anti-Semitism in America, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).
  • Jerome A. Chanes, Antisemitism in America Today: Outspoken Experts Explode the Myths, (New York: Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing, 1995).
  • Stephen O'Leary, Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
  • Robert Fuller, Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Prejudice, Discrimination, & Demonization-General

Ethnocentrism and Ethnoviolence

Books & Reports

  • Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, (New York: Plenum Press, 1996).
  • Valerie Jenness and Kendal Broad, Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence, (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997).
  • Joel L. Kincheloe, Shirley R. Steinberg, & Aaron D. Greeson, III, eds., Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996).
Articles & Chapters
  • Devin Burghardt, "Cyberh@te: A Reappraisal," The Dignity Report (Coalition for Human Dignity), Fall, 1996, pp. 12-16.
  • Leslie Jorgensen, "AM Armies," pp. 20-22.
  • Larry Smith, "Hate Talk," p. 23, Extra! March/April 1995.
  • Ed Vulliamy, "Clinton Tackles the Mighty Right," The Observer (London) April 30, 1995, p. 16.
  • Steve Lipsher, "The Radical Right," The Denver Post, January 22, 1995, p. 1.

Antisemitism

Books & Reports

  • Norman Cohn, Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, (London: Serif, 1996 (1967)).
  • Po-chia Hsia, The Myth of Ritual Murder: Jews and Magic in Reformation Germany, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
  • Heiko A. Oberman, The Roots of Anti-Semitism: In the Age of Renaissance and Reformation, (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984, translated by James I. Porter, (German edition 1981)).
  • Henry Charles Lea, The Inquisition of the Middle Ages, abridged, (New York: Macmillan, 1961),
  • Frederic Cople Jaher, A Scapegoat in the New Wilderness: The Origins and Rise of Anti-Semitism in America, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994).
  • Leonard Dinnerstein, Anti-Semitism in America, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
  • Lawrence L. Langer, Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Demonization, Scapegoating, & Prejudice

Books & Reports

  • Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, The Anatomy of Prejudices, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996).
  • Lise Noël, Intolerance, A General Survey, (Montreal: McGill-Queen's Univeristy Press, 1994)
  • James A. Aho, This Thing of Darkness: A Sociology of the Enemy, (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1994).
  • Robert S. Robins and Jerrold M. Post, M.D., Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997).
  • René Girard, The Scapegoat, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986).
  • Gordon W. Allport, Nature of Prejudice, (Cambridge, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1954).
  • Sir James George Frazier, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Abridged, (New York: MacMillan, 1922).
  • Paul Caras, The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil, (New York: Gramercy/Random House, 1996 (1900)),
  • Elaine Pagels, The Origin of Satan, (New York: Vintage, 1996),
  • Holly Sklar, Chaos or Community: Seeking Solutions, Not Scapegoats for Bad Economics, (Boston: South End Press, 1995);
  • Mike A. Males The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents; (Monroe, ME, Common Courage Press, 1996

Conspiracism

Books & Reports

  • Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965).
  • David Brion Davis, ed., The Fear of Conspiracy: Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1971).
  • Richard O. Curry and Thomas M. Brown, eds., Conspiracy: The Fear of Subversion in American History, (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972).
  • George Johnson, Architects of Fear: Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia in American Politics (Los Angeles: Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin, 1983).
  • Frank P. Mintz, The Liberty Lobby and the American Right: Race, Conspiracy, and Culture (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985).
  • Eric Ward, ed., Conspiracies: Real Grievances, Paranoia, and Mass Movements, (Seattle, Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment [Peanut Butter Publishing], 1996).
  • Jonathan Mozzochi and L. Events Rhinegard, Rambo, Gnomes and the New World Order: The Emerging Politics of Populism, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, 1991)
  • Daniel Pipes, Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From, (New York: The Free Press, 1997).
  • Robert S. Robins and Jerrold M. Post, M.D., Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred, (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997).
  • Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, (New York: Random House, 1996).
  • Eli Sagan, The Honey and the Hemlock: Democracy and Paranoia in Ancient Athens and Modern America, (New York: Basic Books, 1991).
  • Chip Berlet, Right Woos Left: Populist Party, LaRouchian, and Other Neo- fascist Overtures to Progressives and Why They Must Be Rejected, report, revised edition, (Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates, 1994 (1991)).
Articles & Chapters
  • Chip Berlet, "The Violence of Right-Wing Populism," Peace Review, 7:3/4 (1995: Journals Oxford, Ltd.), 283-288.
  • Chip Berlet, The Increasing Popularity of Right Wing Conspiracy Theories: Allegations of a Freemason Conspiracy and Other Scapegoating Conspiracist Theories Within the Catholic Right, Protestant Right, Anti-Abortion Movement, Patriot Movement, and Armed Militia Movement-Including a discussion of statements by John C. Salvi, 3d. revised, (Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates, 1996). Portions originally appeared in _______, "Clinic Violence, The Religious Right, Scapegoating, Armed Militias, & the Freemason Conspiracy," The Body Politic, in two parts, Vol. 5, No. 2 February 1995, and Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1995.
  • Michael Kelly, "The Road to Paranoia," The New Yorker, June 19, 1995, pp. 60-70.
  • Michael Albert, "Conspiracy?...Not!," Venting Spleen column, Z Magazine, Jan., 1992, pp. 17-19;
  • Michael Albert, "Conspiracy?...Not, Again," Venting Spleen column, Z Magazine, May,. 1992, pp. 86-88.
  • Marc Cooper, "The Paranoid Style,"The Nation, April 10, 1995, pp. 486-492.
  • William H. Freivogel, "Talking Tough On 300 Radio Stations, Chuck Harder's Show Airs Conspiracy Theories," St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 10, 1995, p. 5B.

Key Right-Wing Conspiracist Texts

Books & Reports

  • Abbé Augustin Barruel, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, second edition revised and corrected, English translation by Robert Clifford, reprinted in one volume, (Fraser, MI: Real-View-Books, 1995 (1797-98)).
  • John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy--against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the secret meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, fourth edition with postscript, (Boston: Western Islands, 1967 (1798))

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Apocalypticism and Millennialism

    Books & Reports
    • Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture, (Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard University Press, 1992).
    • Charles B. Strozier, Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1994).
    • Stephen O'Leary, Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
    • Robert Fuller, Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
    • Philip Lamy, Millennium Rage: Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy, (New York: Plenum, 1996).
    • Gregory S. Camp, Selling Fear: Conspiracy Theories and End-Times Paranoia, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1997).
    • Lee Quinby, Anti-Apocalypse: Exercise in Geneological Criticism, (Minneapolis: Univ. of MN Press, 1994).
    • Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer, eds., Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements, (New York: Routledge, 1997).
    • Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1970 (1957).
    • Norman Cohn, Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).
    • Charles B. Strozier and Michael Flynn, The Year 2000: Esssays on the End, (New York: NYU Press, 1997).

    • Richard K. Fenn, The End of Time: Religion, Ritual, and the Forging of the Soul, (Cleveland, Pilgrim Press, 1997).
       
    See Also:

    Selections from the Apocalyptic Genre

    Bibliography for Dances with Devils

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