The list author says: "As Helen Gilbert writes, "There's something strange and cultish about LaRouche, but its hard to figure out exactly what he's up to." This list is intended as a reading guide for those who want to know who LaRouche is and what he's really up to. A true portrait can only be based on what he, his followers, and critics say about him."
"LaRouche "idolizes" F.D.R. as the Democratic Leader/U.S. President he would most like to emulate. This work deconstructs the myth of Roosevelt as "defender" of the free world and shows how the New Deal was remarkably similar to the fascist policies of Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin."
"Barry Sheppard's political memoir of his time in the S.W.P. contains a detailed account of "Operation Mop-Up." NCLC's attack on Communists and Trotskyists, which earned them a reputation as fascists."
"Only two chapters describe Ruth Williams' poignant 9 month involvement with a Milwaukee local of the NCLC in 1974-75. But it remains important reading for anyone thinking to join LaRouche's movement."
"Why are so many cults run by madmen? And what is the relationship between a madman and a man of genius? Price and Stevens attempt to answer these and other puzzling questions about cults from an evolutionary psychological perspective. This work doesn't specifically mention Lyndon LaRouche."
"This book unmasks the conspiracy theory and traces the historic development of global conspiracy theories to the French Revolution, but doesn't get into the psychology behind the conspiracy believer or weaver."
"James S. Kunen was a student at Columbia during the spring of 68. As an amateur journalist, he documented the days leading up to, and following the student strike. During which, he interviewed Tony Papert and attended a lecture by Lyn Marcus (aka Lyndon LaRouche)."
"American sociologist Irving Horowitz describes LaRouche/NCLC as an example of 'Left-wing Fascism,' and defines its major characteristics in his chapter/essay, "Left-Wing Fascism: An Infantile Disorder.""
"Part Three of Arendt's trilogy on "The Origins of Totalitarianism," compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany, underlining the common traits of totalitarianism. Especially revealing are Arendt's descriptions of the totalitarian movement and organization, which are relevant for understanding the character and nature of LaRouche's movement."
"Talmon argues that two schools of democratic thought have existed side by side throughout history; liberal and totalitarian democracy. American democracy is a product of the liberal school. Communism, fascism, and LaRouchism represent the totalitarian school. LaRouche's opposition to "British liberalism" is actually an opposition to American liberal democracy."