MONEY & POLITICS
THE RIGHT WING
Researching the Right Wing
Conservatism is the natural ideology of big business and the upper
class. Large corporations and wealthy capitalists play important
roles in creating and funding the network of conservative politicians,
think tanks, advocacy organizations, publications, and media pundits
that make up the American Right. But conservatism is not limited
to members of the power elite. Right-wing ideologies also appeal
to segments of the middle and working classes and these grassroots
supporters of the Right are often important allies of the power elite in
its efforts to block the demands of labor and other progressive
movements. The American Right is therefore an uneasy coalition of
elite and non-elite elements and the relationship between these two is
an important topic for power structure research. The following
sites are useful monitoring the various political groups and ideological
tendencies that make up the American Right.
Hall: Conservative News and Information. This is the
most comprehensive web site operated by and for the American Right. The "RightPages"
page provides links to many right-wing groups. Highly
Links. More links to right-wing sites, courtesy of the
Web. A project of the Institute for Policy Studies,
this website monitors organizations and individuals that promote
militarist U.S. foreign and defense policies. The site provides an extensive collection of informative
profiles on organizations and personalities of the American Right,
along with feature articles on specific political topics. Highly
Bridge Project. This site describes itself as
dedicated to exposing
the conservative movement's dishonest tactics, dismantling its
extreme ideology, and shining light on the moneyed special interests
that fund it. Highly recommended.
Research Associates. Liberal analysis and links to right-wing
groups. The emphasis is on extremist groups, but also covers
the mainstream Right. Highly recommended.
for the American Way. A liberal watchdog group with
extensive information on the Christian Right.
Alliance. Good resources on the Christian Right.
Copyright © 2012 by Val Burris