Willis Carto

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Willis Carto
Born Willis Allison Carto
(1926-07-17)July 17, 1926
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Died October 26, 2015(2015-10-26) (aged 89)
Virginia, USA
Cause of death cardiac arrest
Known for Far right advocate
Title Head of Liberty Lobby (defunct)

Willis Allison Carto (July 17, 1926 – October 26, 2015) was a known American figure on the American far right. He called himself as Jeffersonian and populist, but was known for his promotion of conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[change | change source]

Carto was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Career[change | change source]

Carto was thought to be one of America's most influential political racial theorists through the Liberty Lobby and successor organizations which he helped create. Carto ran a group supporting segregationist George Wallace's 1968 presidential campaign which formed the basis for the National Youth Alliance which promoted Francis Parker Yockey's political philosophy.

Death[change | change source]

Carto died from cardiac arrest in Virginia at the age of 89.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Willis Carto". Anti-Defamation League. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. Kaplan, Jeffrey (2000). Kaplan, Jeffrey, ed. Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right. AltaMira Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-7425-0340-3. 
  3. Levy, Richard S. (2005). Levy, Richard, ed. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution, Volume. ABC-CLIO. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-85109-439-4. 
  4. Michael, George (2012). Confronting Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA. Routledge. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-415-62844-0. 
  5. "Willis Allison Carto, American, Rest in Peace". Barnes Review. Barnes Revoew. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 

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