Chip Berlet

On October 4, Chip Berlet presented his research on domestic politic extremism in a lecture titled “Trumping Democracy: Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Propaganda, and Scripted Violence.” For those who missed his talk, you can view Mr. Berlet’s public lecture or watch his interview with Trinity students David Hoffman and Daniel Mulholland.

About Chip Berlet

Chip Berlet is an investigative journalist and independent scholar who coauthored the award-winning book Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (Guilford 2000); and the entry on “Neo-Nazism” in the 2nd edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Publishing his most recent research on the site Research For Progress, Berlet has studied far right movements, rhetoric, and conspiracy theories for over forty years; with three decades as senior analyst at Political Research Associates, a progressive think tank near Boston. Berlet’s journal articles have appeared in Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Contemporary Sociology, American Anthropologist, Critical Sociology, Criminology and Public Policy, and Research in Political Sociology.

Public Lecture

Student Interview

Other Works

Chip Berlet (2016) “What is Alt Right?” Research for Progress, August 29.

Chip Berlet (2016) “Progressive Movement Safety and Self Defense,” Research for Progress, Februrary 4.

Chip Berlet and Matthew Nemiroff Lyons. Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Press, 2000.