What do all these rallies pushing to reopen the economy say about the current state of right-wing populism in America? Today on the show, Allen explores the world of far-right movements with journalist Chip Berlet, who warns not to underestimate the right’s power to mobilize during the pandemic and beyond.
Chip Berlet is an investigative journalist, scholar, and activist specializing in the study of conspiracy theories and extreme right-wing movements in the United States. He is the author or editor of many books, including Right-Wing Populism In America: Too Close for Comfort (Guilford Press, 2000, with Matthew N. Lyons) and most recently Trumping Democracy: From Reagan to the Alt-Right (Routledge, 2019).
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