I am not the only commentator who is connecting the dots between old right-wing radicals and today’s Republican extremists.
Right-Wing Fever is being discussed every day in articles, blogs, and interviews.
This is the place to uncover who the right-wingers are and what they want. Some articles discuss my book, Wrapped in the Flag. Others offer important background into the history of the radical right. Still others explain what’s happening right now in our politics. Stay awhile and read.
Right Wing Fever Funded by The Koch Brothers
Let me introduce you to the Koch Brothers and their father, Fred, infamous John Birch Society founding member.
This video is an outtake from my interview with Jen Senko, documentary filmmaker. Her new film, “The Brainwashing of My Dad” premieres on March 18, 2016. It is impossible to understand where the radical right got its mojo without knowing … More…
Intelligence Report, Spring 2013, Issue Number: 149
Bringing Back Birch
by Don Terry
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a hotel near the outer limits of California’s capital, just down the hall from the pain management conference and the baseball card show, three banquet tables along the back wall of the Cherrywood Room are covered with dozens of … Read more…
Growing Up in the John Birch Society
A new memoir exposes the trauma of growing up in an extreme-right-wing family—and the way those traumas were visited, politically, on the rest of us.
By Rick Perlstein
August 6, 2013
Old Enough to Save the Country
Claire Conner was about 13 years old when her parents handed her a John Birch Society membership … Read more…
. . . and Its Relevance Today
By Rachel Tabachnick, on January 21, 2014
Rachel Tabachnick is a PRA research fellow and member of the Public Eye editorial board. She researches the impact of the Religious Right on policy and politics in education, economics, the environment, and foreign policy.
The John Birch Society, Libertarians, and Nullification
Founded in 1958, the John Birch … Read more…
by Robyn E. Blumner, Columnist/Editorial Writer
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the John Birch Society, author Claire Conner of Dunedin can tell you. The radical right-wing group that was briefly a player in national conservative politics in the 1960s is back, under a different name: tea party.
She should know. Conner’s new memoir Wrapped in the Flag: A … Read more…