The Liberty Lobby was founded by Willis Carto, who also founded several other related groups and publications:
- Liberty Lobby (Now Defunct)
- Spotlight Newspaper (Now Defunct - replaced by American Free Press under different management; "brought to you by the former staff of The Spotlight, who are now the publishers." Quote retreived 4/20/03.
- Institute for Historical Review (Carto lost control in lawsuit - continues under different management).
- Journal of Historical Review (Carto lost control in lawsuit - continues under different management).
In his book The Liberty Lobby and the American Right, Frank P. Mintz "outlines the 'overlap' in ideology and clientele between Liberty Lobby and the John Birch Society and the Coalition for Peace Through Strength."
In his history of the Liberty Lobby, Mintz argues the group reflected three facets of nativism: racism, conspiracism, and monoculturalism. According to Mintz, Liberty Lobby clearly voiced "racist and anti-Semitic beliefs in addition to conspiracism." As Mintz explains: "It was not truly paramilitary, in the manner of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis, but was more accurately an intermediary between racist paramilitary factions and the recent right." 
The Liberty Lobby served as one of the most important bridging groups between ultra-conservatives and neonazis in the U.S., especially as publisher of The Spotlight, a weekly newspaper.
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
- Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons. Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, New York: Guilford Press, 2000.
- Frank P. Mintz, The Liberty Lobby and the American Right: Race, Conspiracy, and Culture, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.
- For more background information see The Public Eye website.
- Liberty Lobby closes its doors - Spotlight ceases publication, Searchlight, Sept. 2001.