Chip Berlet

Chip Berlet is senior analyst at Political Research Associates near Boston and coauthor of Right-Wing Populism in America (Guilford 2000). A journalist by trade, his article on the Tea Party movement appeared as the cover story in the Progressive magazine in February 2010. Berlet also writes for scholarly journals, including Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Political and Military Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, American Anthropologist, and Research in Political Sociology. His most recent scholarly article on right-wing movements is "Fears of Federalisme in the United States: The Case of the North American Union Conspiracy Theory" in Federalisme Regionalisme, Volume 9: Numero 1 - Le Federalisme Americain. Berlet wrote the chapter "The United States: Messianism, Apocalypticism, and Political Religion" in the 2008 testimonial survey of fascist and totalitarian studies, The Sacred in Twentieth Century Politics: Essays in Honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne, edited by Roger Griffin, Matthew Feldman, and John Tortice, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Berlet also coordinated the revisions for the entry on "Neo-Nazism" for the second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica.