Chris Hedges charts the rise of the US Christian right in American Fascists, says Nicholas Lezard. American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. Chris Hedges, Author. Free Press $25 (p) ISBN American Fascists by Chris Hedges – Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a.
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Why are people who believe in free will and that everyone must be free to decide what they believe and if they believe being compared to Nazis? It is a brave and timely book.
Fascistz projection on their part. In short, the movement is not yet revolutionary. Mar 13, Claire S added it Shelves: Such a crisis could unleash a public clamor for drastic new national security measures and draconian reforms to safeguard the nation.
If you are one of those willing to let others think for you, you are probably reading this anyway. Nov 19, Huyen rated it liked it Shelves: But both the best of American democracy and the best of Christianity embody important values, values such as compassion, tolerance and belief in justice and equality.
When one reads this book it sounds too crazy to be true but alas it is true. Published January 9th by Free Press first published January 1st There is little in here that I was not aware of, as far as the overall goals of the Christo-fascists, but as he explores some of the details it was illuminating, and even more disturbing than I had already realized.
There is a reasonable swath of examples from which to choose here. Dominionists and their wealthy, right-wing sponsors speak in terms and phrases that are familiar and comforting to most Americans, but they no longer use words to mean what they meant in the past.
More By and About This Author. Must redeem within 90 days. The Best Books of This belief system negates the possibility of the ethical life. A mainstream Christian, Hedges charges that militant Evangelicals have turned a religion of love and peace into a religion of hate and power. Hedges issues a potent, impassioned warning. By the end of the book, it might all seem rather hopeless.
She wondered where I got my politics. They’re using the ideologically void President Trump as a conduit to funnel their views into concrete policy, and it’s terrifying.
This movement is bent on our destruction. I do not want America to become a Christian nation. His main argument is that the figureheads of the Christian Right are purposely distorting Christianity to serve their grab for raw power and institutionalize a Christo-fascist state.
Fasccists question is paradoxical. They don’t think overly deeply about the implications of their belief system. View all 4 comments. Of course, every religious group has their fringe groups and for Christianity, fundamentalists Christians are theirs.
And it has not tried to transform government, as well as all other secular institutions, into extensions of the church. The idea that there is only one orthodox truth and all dissent is heresy is broadcast far and wide.
Chris Hedges is a former New York Times journalist, award-winning, who now devotes his talents to investigating current conditions in the world and sharing his analysis with those among us who are concerned for the survival of our democracy. The religious right wants to take our freedom of religion away. This book is readable, accessible to any reasonably intelligent person, and cogent in its arguments. Christian Rightists argue for creationism and that there is a divine sanction of the free market, of unhindered profit, the God-given American freedom to exploit human beings to make money.
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Religion is a personal matter. Oct 03, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: America is a nation where all have a aerican in how we live and how we are governed. Do I believe in the bible? Aug 01, Genine Franklin-Clark rated it really liked it.
Some may say they already have; George W Bush’s links with these people are well established, and receive another airing here.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America
This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Hedges writes in considerable detail regarding the bizarre roadshow that is the flamboyant Christian Right in all of their gun-toting glory. Despite the constant stream of screaming we receive in both ears regarding America’s cultural and socioeconomic fascistts, the subject is a matter to be taken seriously.