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Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

Berlet, Chip & . Guilford. (Critical Perspectives). 2000. 499p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781572305687. $70; pap. ISBN 9781572305625. $40.
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Through a sociopolitical lens, Berlet and Lyons present a historical look at right-wing populist movements. They begin with Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 and conclude with the Clinton presidency, highlighting the far right's long history of flirtation with anti-immigrant sentiment, racism, scapegoating, Christian nationalism, and patriotism as these themes relate to far-right movements. An adroit distillation of a complex sociopolitical history for the nonspecialist.

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