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The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War
The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War
By Leo P. Ribuffo
Temple University Press, 1983, 369 pp
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This excellent study avoids the usual condescension while dealing critically with three leaders of the radical right in the 1930s: William Dudley Pelley, Gerald B. Winrod and Gerald L.K. Smith. In an epilogue the author urges the political liberal left to avoid treating the theological right so smugly and to "raise discussion of cultural pluralism above the level of slogans."