New Alliance Party

The picture below is the cover of the March 2, 1989, edition of The National Alliance, the major publication of the New Alliance Party. The NAP was founded in 1979, in New York, by Fred Newman, the creator of Social Therapy,  and Lenora Fulani. The NPA disbanded in 1995. The organization is best known for getting Fulani, an African American woman, on the presidential ballot in all 50 states in the 1988 election marking the first time this happened in American history. Fulani received less than .2% of the vote nationally.[1] The party is somewhat hard to classify because although it had socialist tendencies it later became associated with Ross Perot’s right wing Reform Party. In general Newman was somewhat of an enigma along the lines of Lyndon LaRoche.

The images on the cover are a reference to the NAP calling into question the authority of Chip Bertlet, who, “criticized the authoritarian hierarchies and totalitarian control methods of groups working on the left”[2] including the NAP specifically in his article “Fiction and the New Alliance Party.”[3] Bertlet was concerned about the “cult like” nature of Newman’s group. A similar accusation was made in the book, “On the Edge” by Dennis Tourish and Tim Wohlforth.[4]

The National Alliance March 3, 1989

There are over 400 items from the National Alliance, Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani in the Hall Hoag Collection.

Note: This is not to be confused with the white nationalist group of the same name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Alliance_(United_States)

Learn more:

New Alliance Party: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Alliance_Party

Fred Newman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Newman_(philosopher)

Social Therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Therapy

Lenora Fulani: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenora_Fulani

Chip Bertlet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_Berlet

Lyndon LaRoche: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Alliance_Party

[2] http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Chip_Berlet

[3] Chip Berlet, “Fiction, and the New Alliance Party,” Radical America, vol. 21, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1987)

[4] Tourish, Dennis and Tim Wohlforth “On The Edge” M.E. Sharpe (2000) pp.104-123