PCN Forum: Right-wing populism and its threat to democracy

09/30/2009 6:00 pm
09/30/2009 7:30 pm

Tea-baggers and health-care protesters:
Right-wing populism and its threat to democracy

The history of right-wing populism is often rooted in repressive anti-democratic tactics, such as conspiracism, demonization, and red-baiting.  The election of our first Black President and the subsequent proposals to expand the role of government in addressing the economic and health care crises have resulted in the rise of the right’s use of these tactics, which threaten legitimate debate on our nation’s policies. 

About the presenter:

Chip Berlet is a Senior Analyst of Political Research Associates and co-author of "Right Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort.”  Chip has spent decades monitoring and chronicling right-wing movements, will share his perspectives on current tactics of the right and facilitate a discussion on ways to respond to this challenge.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
at United for a Fair Economy
29 Winter St., Boston, 2nd Floor
(Light refreshments will be served)

For more information or to RSVP, email Tom Louie at t.louie@progressivecommunicators.net.

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