On May 9th I had the honor and the opportunity to share the platform with Chip Berlet in a forum in Brooklyn, NY regarding right-wing populism. You can link to the event. Chip is the co-author, with Matthew Lyons, of the must-read Right-wing Populism in America. We discussed the rise of the Right and how to understand it. My remarks were largely drawn from the essay that I wrote for the 2016 Socialist Register entitled “Stars and Bars” that looks at right-wing populism as manifested in the USA.
I enjoyed Chip’s presentation and the discussion that followed our two sets of remarks. I hope that you enjoy it as well.