Selected Published Scholarly Work


Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons. 2000. RightWing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Press.

Chip Berlet. ed. 1995. Eye’s Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash. Boston, South End Press.

Selected Publications and Papers



_______. Boston’s Marathon Apocalypse: Boston: Write to Power Press.

Chip Berlet & Jeffrey Croteau, “Anti-Masonry in the United States,”(translated into Spanish) Papeles d Masonería, Centro Ibérico de Estudios Masónicos, Madrid.


Chip Berlet, 2014. “Heroes Know Which Villains to Kill: How Coded Rhetoric Incites Scripted Violence,” in Paul Jackson and Matthew Feldman (eds), Doublespeak: The Framing of the Far-Right Since 1945, Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag.

_______. 2014. “Public Intellectuals, Scholars, Journalists, & Activism: Wearing Different Hats and Juggling Different Ethical Mandates.” In RIMCIS: the International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No.1,

_______. 2013. “Repression, Civil Liberties, Right-Wingers, and Liberals: Resisting Counterinsurgency and Subversion Panics.” In Kristian Williams, ed. Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, AK Press.

Abby Scher and Chip Berlet, 2013. “The Tea Party Moment,” in Nella van Dyke and David S. Meyer, eds., Understanding the Tea Party Movement, Farnham and London: Ashgate.

Chip Berlet. 2013. “From Tea Parties to Militias: Between the Republican Party and the Insurgent Ultra-Right in the US.” In Sabine Von Mering and Timothy Wyman McCarty, eds., Right-wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 2013.

_______. 2012. “Reframing Populist Resentments in the Tea Party Movement.” In Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party. Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost, eds. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press.

_______. 2012. “Collectivists, Communists, Labor Bosses, and Treason: The Tea Parties as Right–Wing Populist Countersubversion Panic.” In Critical Sociology, Volume 38 Issue 4, July pp. 565-587.
_______. 2011. “Analyzing Breivik’s Ideology with Social Network Research.” In e-Extreme, the online journal of ECPR, the Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy, Vol. 12, No. 3, (October), pp. 7-8,

_______. 2011. “Taking Tea Parties Seriously: Corporate Globalization, Populism, and Resentment.” In Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Global Studies Association of North America, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 11-29,

_______. 2011. “Protocols to the Left, Protocols to the Right: Conspiracism in American Political Discourse at the Turn of the Second Millennium.” In Richard Allen Landes, and Steven T. Katz, The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-year Retrospective on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. New York: New York Univ. Press.

_______. 2011. “Muckraking Gadflies Buzz Reality” In Ken Wachsberger, ed., Voices from the Underground: Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Part 1, East Lansing, MI: Michigan State Univ. Press, pp. 267-297.

_______. 2010. “The Roots of Anti-Obama Rhetoric.” In Donald Cunnigen, Marino A. Bruce, eds. Race in the Age of Obama, Vol.16, Research in Race and Ethnic Relations, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 301-319.

_______. 2009. «Fears of Fédéralisme in the United States: The Case of the ‘North American Union’ Conspiracy Theory», Fédéralisme Régionalisme, Volume 9:   Numéro 1 - Le fédéralisme américain, .

_______. 2009. “Violence and Public Policy,” Criminology and Public Policy, special issue on terrorism, Volume 8 Issue 3, October, pp. 623-631.

_______. 2008. “The United States: Messianism, Apocalypticism, and Political Religion.” In Roger Griffin, Matthew Feldman, and John Tortice, eds., The Sacred in Twentieth Century Politics: Essays in Honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 221-257.

_______. 2008 “ The Write Stuff: U. S. Serial Print Culture from Conservatives out to Neonazis,” Library Trends, Special Issue: Alternative Print Culture: Social History and Libraries. Volume 56, Number 3, Winter.;col1 .

Hearst, Ernest, Chip Berlet, and Jack Porter. 2007. “Neo-Nazism.” Encyclopaedia Judaica. Eds. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 15. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. 74-82. 22 vols. Thomson Gale.

Chip Berlet. 2007. “The New Political Right in the United States: Reaction, Rollback, and Resentment.” In Michael Thompson, ed., Confronting the New Conservatism. The Rise of the Right in America. New York, NYU Press.

_______. 2007. Review of George Michael, The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. In E-Extreme, the online journal of ECPR, the Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy,

_______. 2007. Review of Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005. In Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March), pp. 189-191.

Chip Berlet and Stanislav Vysotsky. 2006. “Overview of U.S. white supremacist groups. Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 34(1), (Summer), pp. 11-48. Special Issue on the white power movement in the United States, ed. B. A. Dobratz and L. K. Walsner.

Chip Berlet. 2005. “Protocols to the Left, Protocols to the Right: Conspiracism in American Political Discourse at the Turn of the Second Millennium.” Paper presented at the conference: Reconsidering “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”: 100 Years After the Forgery, The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University, October 30-31, 2005. Online slide show at, .

_______. 2005. “Christian Identity: The Apocalyptic Style, Political Religion, Palingenesis and Neo-Fascism.” In Roger Griffin, ed., Fascism, Totalitarianism, and Political Religion , pp. 175-212. London: Routledge.

_______. 2005. “When Alienation Turns Right: Populist Conspiracism, the Apocalyptic Style, and Neofascist Movements.” In Lauren Langman & Devorah Kalekin Fishman, (eds.), Trauma, Promise, and the Millennium: The Evolution of Alienation, pp. 115-144. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

_______. 2004. “Mapping the Political Right: Gender and Race Oppression in Right-Wing Movements.” In Abby Ferber, ed, Home-Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism. New York: Routledge.

_______. 2004. “Anti-Masonic Conspiracy Theories: A Narrative Form of Demonization and Scapegoating.” In Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris, eds., Freemasonry in Context: History, Ritual, Controversy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

_______. 2004. “Militias in the Frame.” Review Essay, Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 5, (September), American Sociological Association, pp. 514-521. Review of four books on the Militia movement by Chermak, Crothers, Freilich, and Gallaher.

_______. 2004. “Hate, Oppression, Repression, and the Apocalyptic Style: Facing Complex Questions and Challenges.” Journal of Hate Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 145-166, Institute for Action against Hate, Gonzaga University Law School. Based on the paper prepared for the Conference to Establish the Field of Hate Studies, at the Institute for Action against Hate, Gonzaga University Law School, Spokane, Washington, March 18-20.

_______. 2004. Review of: Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement, Kathleen M. Blee, ( Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2002) in American Anthropologist, Vol. 106, No. 1, (March), pp. 180-181, American Anthropological Association.

_______. 2003. “Terminology: Use with Caution.” Fascism. Vol. 5, Critical Concepts in Political Science, Roger Griffin and Matthew Feldman, eds. New York, NY: Routledge. Draft version online,

_______. 2003. “Apocalypticism,” “Report from Iron Mountain,” “Scaife, Richard Mellon,” “Secular Humanism.” Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia. Peter Knight, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO

_______. 2003. “Ku Klux Klan.” Encyclopedia of Religion and War. Gabriel Palner Fernandez, ed. (Berkshire Reference Works; Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society). New York: Routledge.

_______. 2002. “Surveillance Abuse.” Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. David Levinson, ed., ( Berkshire Reference Works). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

_______. 2001. “Hate Groups, Racial Tension and Ethnoviolence in an Integrating Chicago Neighborhood 1976-1988.” In Betty A. Dobratz, Lisa K. Walder, and Timothy Buzzell, eds., Research in Political Sociology, Vol.9: The Politics of Social Inequality, pp. 117–163.

_______. 2001. “Apocalypse,” “Nativism,” “Devil and Satan,” and “The Illuminati.” Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism. Brenda Brasher, ed., (Berkshire Reference Works; Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society). New York: Routledge

_______, (associate editor). 2000. “Apocalypse,” “Conspiracism,” “Demagogues,” “Demonization,” “Militia Movements,” “Populism,” “Survivalism,” Totalitarianism,” and “Year 2000.” Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements. Richard A. Landes, ed., (Berkshire Reference Works; Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society). New York: Routledge.

_______. 1998. “Following the Threads: A Work in Progress.” In Amy Elizabeth Ansell, ed., Unraveling the Right: The New Conservatism in American Thought and Politics. New York: Westview.

_______. 1998. “Who’s Mediating the Storm? Right-Wing Alternative Information Networks,” in Culture, Media, and the Religious Right, Linda Kintz and Julia Lesage, eds., pp. 249-273. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press.

_______. 1998. “Y2K and Millennial Pinball: How Y2K Shapes Survivalism in the US Christian Right, Patriot and Armed Militia Movements, and Far Right.” Paper presented at the annual symposium, Center for Millennial Studies, Boston University, December.

_______. 1998. “Mad as Hell: Right–wing Populism, Fascism, and Apocalyptic Millennialism.” Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Sociology (XIVe Congrès Mondial de Sociologie), International Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

_______. 1998. “The Ideological Weaponry of the American Right: ‘Dangerous Classes’ and ‘Welfare Queens’ (L’arsenal idéologique de la droite américaine: «classes dangereuses» et «welfare queens»). Paper presented at the international symposium, TheAmerican Model:” an Hegemonic Perspective for the End of the Millennium?, (Le «modèle américain»: une perspective hégémonique pour la fin du millénaire?), Group Regards Critiques, Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland, May 12.

Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons, 1998. “One Key to Litigating Against Government Prosecution of Dissidents: Understanding the Underlying Assumptions.” Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, in two parts, Vol. 5, No. 13, January-February Vol. 5, No. 14, March­April, West Group.

Chip Berlet. 1997. “Fascism’s Franchises: Stating the Differences from Movement to Totalitarian Government.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August.

_______. 1995. “The Violence of Right-Wing Populism.” Peace Review, Vol. 7, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 283­288. Oxford: Journals Oxford, Ltd.

_______. 1993. “Big Stories, Spooky Sources,” Columbia Journalism Review, May/June.

_______. 1987. Review of: Inventing Reality: The Politics of Mass Media, Michael Parenti, Chicago: The Univ. of Chicago Press. In The Library Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 2, April.