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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.