Liberty Lobby


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Liberty Lobby

The founder of this conservative group believes that Hitler and the Nazis should have won World War II.

Liberty Lobby wishes to be considered as a respectable conservative group, but major conservative figures such as William F. Buckley and Judge Robert Bork condemn the group for its avowed anti-Semitism and racism, and for its active dissemination of hate literature through its weekly tabloid, the Spotlight. In the opinion of Willis Carto, the founder of Liberty Lobby, the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in 1945 was a tragedy for all of Europe and for the United States. The reason that the Nazis lost the war is clear to Carto: International secret societies of Jews are to blame.

Established in 1955, Liberty Lobby celebrates freedom for extreme right-wing and conservative groups and denies it for Jews and people of color. Under the pretense of patriotism, Carto’s goal for the United States is the rehabilitation of Hitler’s National Socialism in America. An anti-Semite and racist, Carto supported the apartheid governments of South Africa and Zimbabwe. His propaganda efforts in the United States concentrate on alerting more whites to the dangers of African American influences, what he terms “niggerfication.”

In 1979 Carto founded the Institute for Historical Review, which has become the leading distributor of Holocaust-denial literature in the world. In 1984 Carto organized the Populist Party to serve as the Liberty Lobby’s political arm. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was the Populist Party’s candidate for president in 1988. In recent years, Carto split with both the Populist Party and the Institute for Historical Review over disagreements regarding control of funds and the effectiveness of certain strategies. The Liberty Lobby continues to be the largest, best-financed, and most powerful radical-right organization in the United States.

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By uncovering court records and through Freedom of Information Act requests, he brings to light new facts that illuminate the two figures whose opposing strategies dominate the book: Willis Carto, founder of the now-defunct far right Liberty Lobby think tank and its influential newspaper, The Spotlight, and William Pierce, author of The Turner Diaries and founder of the neo-Nazi National Alliance.
Since the mid-'60s, Carto has sought to put a respectable face on white nationalism and infiltrate the mainstream with his benign-sounding Liberty Lobby.
Ryan Davidson of the Liberty Lobby of Idaho filed a preliminary initiative with the Sun Valley City Clerk, which was rejected.
Less enamoured is the civil liberty lobby while some landlords and club owners fear for their future.
Liberty Lobby decision that the actual-malice standard can be applied in summary judgments.
At one polar extreme, we find what anthropologist James Aho would call the racist Identity groups, encompassing, but not limited to, the Aryan Nations Church, the Covenant, Sword and the Arm of the Lord, the Knights of the KKK, the Mountain Church, the Socialist Nationalist Aryan Peoples Party, the White American Bastion, the White American Resistance, and the White Student Union, attracting as well some Posse Comitatus, Liberty Lobby, and Barrister's Inn School of Common Law "constitutionalist" types (Aho, 19).
Some far right groups, including the Liberty Lobby, the John Birch Society, followers of Lyndon LaRouche and independent rightists known for paranoid conspiracy theories (which on some occasions happened to parallel more thoughtful left critiques) joined in with anti-war efforts, and were at times allowed into coalition efforts by those unaware of their anti-Semitic and far right ideologies.
is an arm of the crypto-Nazi Liberty Lobby, whose newspaper The Spotlight is an organizing tool for the militia movement.
The somewhat ambiguous language of the Liberty Lobby decision may explain why it has not been widely followed by the lower courts.
The Patriot movement is bracketed on the "moderate" side by the John Birch Society and some of Pat Robertson's followers, and on the more militant side by Liberty Lobby and avowedly white-supremacist and anti-Semitic groups, such as neo-Nazi groups.
Carto's financial largesse endows any number of anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi organizations, such as the Liberty Lobby, its newsletter the Spotlight, David Duke's misnamed Populist Party, the Noontide Press, and the IHR.
Liberty Lobby Bar serves light fare and features an extensive wine and cocktail list, and Catwalk is located on an original catwalk above the lobby and features bar service and dinner provided by CLINK.

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