A Study of the Relationship between Religious Fundamentalism and the "Far Right" in Contemporary American Politics

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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.

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