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Sara Rose Diamond is an American sociologist and attorney, and the author of four books that "study and expose the agenda and tactics of the American political right wing."[1]

Sara R. Diamond
OccupationSociologist and attorney
Known forThe Sara Diamond Collection on the U.S. Right, at Bancroft Library



After graduating from the University of California at Irvine, Diamond earned a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in sociology.[2] Having conducted research since the early 1980s, her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled "Right-Wing Movements in the United States, 1945-1992", served as the basis for her second book, Roads to Dominion.[citation needed]

Her book, Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right, was reviewed by Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, and Publisher's Weekly.[3][4][5][6]

She has taught journalism and sociology at several California universities, and for several years wrote a regular column for Z Magazine. She is also known[citation needed] for her critique of the US Institute of Peace.[7]

Diamond then switched careers, attending the Hastings College of Law, from which she graduated in 2003.[2]

The Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley maintains the Sara Diamond Collection on the U.S. Right, an archive of the materials she assembled about the conservative movement in the United States. University publications have described it as one of the largest collections of its type in the country.[8][9]


  • Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right, South End Press, Boston. 1989.
  • Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, Guilford Press, New York. 1995. ISBN 0-89862-862-8
  • Facing the Wrath: Confronting the Right in Dangerous Times, Common Courage Press, Monroe, Maine. 1996.
  • Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right, Guilford Press, New York. 1998. ISBN 1-57230-385-9


  • Nation, April 26, 1999, Abby Scher, "Political Chapter, Bible Verse," p. 30.
  • Women's Review of Books, December, 1999, Kathleen M. Blee, "Right Makes Might," pp. 5–6.


  1. ^ Thomson, Contemporary Authors Online
  2. ^ a b "Sara Diamond". NNDB, Tracking the entire world. 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  3. ^ Booklist, October 15, 1998, Mary Carroll, review of Not by Politics Alone, p. 393.
  4. ^ Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 1998, review of Not by Politics Alone.
  5. ^ Library Journal, October 15, 1998, Thomas H. Ferrell, review of Not by Politics Alone, p. 84.
  6. ^ Publishers Weekly, October 12, 1998, review of Not by Politics Alone, p. 65.
  7. ^ Sara Diamond and Richard Hatch, "Operation Peace Institute", Zmag, July/August 1990.
  8. ^ "Conservative movement". Around Cal. 1999. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  9. ^ Scalise, Kathleen (1998-09-28). "UC Berkeley's new, rare collection on U.S. conservative movement can be viewed Monday, Sept. 28". University of California Berkeley Public Affairs. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  • Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2006. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2006.

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