A Study of the Relationship between Religious Fundamentalism and the "Far Right" in Contemporary American Politics
United States politics, religious fundamentalism, far right politics, conservatism, politics and society
American Politics | Political History | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Social History | Sociology | United States History
The term "right" has come to mean in political terms primarily a vehement nationalism and an opposition to government action to promote economic and social equality. By "authoritarian" is meant a desire to narrow the acceptable range of deviance from community norms governing behavior and ideas. By "conservative" is meant a desire to preserve established traditions or institutions and a resistance or opposition to any changes in these. A general, and far from precise definition of the radical right would be that it is a faction of conservatism which is both rightist and authoritarian.
Lamb, J. (1964). A Study of the Relationship between Religious Fundamentalism and the "Far Right" in Contemporary American Politics (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/915