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. His archrival, Pierce, author of race-war novel The Turner Diaries, insisted on violent revolution.
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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).
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is an arm of the crypto-Nazi Liberty Lobby, whose newspaper The Spotlight is an organizing tool for the militia movement.
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Liberty Lobby, Inc.,(30) the Supreme Court explained that a nonmoving party must advance a material, factual dispute to avert a motion for summary judgment.(31) If resolution of a factual dispute would not affect the final determination of the claim, the issue is immaterial and summary judgment is appropriate.(32) The materiality of fact depends on whether the underlying substantive law identifies the fact as critical or irrelevant.(33) The materiality requirement applies equally to administrative summary judgment.(34)
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