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John Birch Society

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US a fanatical right-wing association organized along semisecret lines to fight Communism
[C20: named after John Birch (killed by Chinese communists 1945), American USAF captain whom its members regarded as the first cold-war casualty]
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THE NEW AMERICAN magazine is an affiliate of The John Birch Society, which has for almost 60 years worked to create the understanding needed to expose and reverse this retreat and to make America great again.
At one point the John Birch Society and the Socialist Workers Party alternated in the same timeslot.
Established in 1958, the John Birch Society is an ultraconservative, far right political organization, which staunchly opposed abortion rights, gay rights, gun control labor unions, environmental protections, immigrant rights, social and welfare programs, the United Nations, etc.
The recent article in the New Yorker about Glenn Beck's link to the John Birch Society brought me back 40 and 50 years to this newspaper's uneasy brush with that group.
When JFK won the presidency in the '60s, the John Birch Society flourished.
Asked about the John Birch Society Society by the author, Paul responds, "Is that BAD?
There's no one left but thee and we, and we're not sure of thee," said the old Chad Mitchell Trio song about the John Birch Society.
And that worldview is a hash of enforcing Old Testament Mosaic law (except when it comes to chowing down on pork barbecue), rewriting American history to endorse theocracy and explaining politics by the loopy theories of the John Birch Society.
Speaker: John McManus, who has served as President of the John Birch Society and Publisher of the New American Magazine.
He lectures the world over, including at such far-flung places as Appleton, Wisconsin, home of Joe McCarthy and the headquarters of the John Birch Society, though also the location of the liberal Lawrence University.
In a subsequent essay that appeared in his Deterring Democracy, Chomsky reflected on Havel's well-received reference to the United States as a "defender of freedom" by concluding: "There is only one rational interpretation: liberal intellectuals secretly cherish the pronouncements of Pat Robertson and the John Birch Society, and can therefore gush in awe when these very same words are produced by Vaclav Havel.
Rousselot, a conservative Republican who was an officer of the John Birch Society, has died.