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Millennialism is a prime philosophical resource pool for the American extreme right. The racial factor being central to the rightist affair and three basic tendencies nourish it: Christian identity, based on legacies of the dilapidated British-Israelism that claims that the lost tribes of Israel migrated westwards; staunch anti-Semitism, non-supernatural racist religions, secular in their fervency against both Christianity and Judaism; and Neopaganism, a revivalist motion, striving to revive ancient Nordic religions through reconstruction.

Michael Barkun born 8 April is an American academic who is professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs , Syracuse University , specializing in political extremism and the relationship between religion and violence. Barkun has acted as a consultant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation ; as a member of the Special Advisory Commission to the FBI Critical Incident Response Group from late to early , he provided training and background presentations on extremist groups. Barkun focuses particularly on millenarian and utopian movements, terrorism and " doomsday weapons ," and the contemporary influence of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion decades after it was exposed as a hoax. Boyer wrote that Barkun "knows his way around the arcane world of contemporary conspiracy theorists " more "than any other scholar in America.

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Refworks Account Login. Open Collections. UBC Theses and Dissertations. Featured Collection. In the case of religious-based white supremacy movements, considerations of masculine identity are interlocked with religious identification. The primary argument of this paper is that intersections of gender and faith form a complex matrix of interlocking beliefs that provide the bedrock of social and political activity within those white supremacist communities that emphasise religion.

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Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement

Organized and comprehensive review linking the many disparate groups who have melded together into a panoply of paranoia. If you believe that 'somebody's out to get you', you'll rate this book pretty poorly! Barkun, whose Religion and the Racist Right found odd juxtapositions between right-wing conspiracy and UFO literature, continues that theme here, finding a fusion of right-wing conspiracy theories Barkun dives into the religious and political matrix of what some call the "lunatic fringe," forcing us to look at the revival and spread of conspiracist thinking on an even grander scale into broad reaches of American culture. For those who think conspiracy thinking is a fading phenomenon, or a cultural phenomenon of little significance or creativity, think again.

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American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? According to Michael Barkun in this fascinating yet disturbing book, quite a lot.

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