Bircher

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Birch·er

 (bûr′chər) also Birch·ist (-chĭst) or Birch·ite (-chīt′)
n.
A member or supporter of the John Birch Society, an anti-Communist organization founded in 1958.

[After John Birch (1918-1945), Indian-born American missionary and intelligence officer.]

Birch′ism n.
Birch′ist, Birch′ite adj.

Bircher

(ˈbɜːtʃə) ,

Birchist

or

Birchite

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member or supporter of the John Birch Society
ˈBirchˌism n

Birch•er

(ˈbɜr tʃər)

n.
a member or advocate of the John Birch Society.
[1960–65, Amer.]
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The Buckleyite, Birchist "New Right" of the late 1950s and early 1960s yammered about America as a republic instead of a democracy, and they haven't stopped yet-see columns by Pat Buchanan and his kind.
In the case of the Birchists, she tells of 1961 press revelations that the US military used the Society's literature in its training sessions.