How did Donald Trump inspire the rise of the “alt right”? What role will they play in the upcoming Trump presidency? Today’s guest is Chip Berlet, an investigative journalist, research analyst, and activist scholar specializing in the study of extreme right-wing movements in the United States.
As a human rights activist, Chip Berlet has spent over forty years studying prejudice, demonization, scapegoating, demagoguery conspiracies, and authoritarianism. He has investigated far right hate groups, reactionary backlash movements, theocratic fundamentalism, civil liberties violations, police misconduct, governmen tan private surveillance abuse, and other anti-democratic phenomena. He is the co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort.