Chip Berlet

Researcher and author covering civil rights and civil liberties

For over 40 years Chip Berlet has written about civil liberties, social justice, right-wing groups, prejudice, political repression, systems of oppression, and scapegoating. From 1981 to 2011 he was senior analyst at Berlet is co–author of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (Guilford, 2000) and editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash (South End Press, 1995), both of which received a Gustavus Myers Center Award for outstanding scholarship on human rights and bigotry in North America.

Berlet’s byline has appeared in publications ranging from the New York Times and Boston Globe to the Progressive and Amnesty Now. He has appeared on ABC Nightline, the NBC Today Show, NPR’s All things Considered, Democracy Now, and many other radio and television programs.

His essays here on Huffington Post are his own views of any organization.

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