Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

American Fascists
The Christian Right and the War on America

Hedges, Chris
Publisher:  Free Press
Year Published:  2006  
Pages:  274pp   Price:  $16   ISBN:  978-0-7432-8446-2
Library of Congress Number:  JC481.H38 2007   Dewey:  322/.10973-dc22
Resource Type:  Book

Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques. Hedges argues that the movement resembles the young fascist movements in Italiy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. He challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.


Table of Contents

1. Faith
2. The Culture of Despair
3. Conversion
4. The Cult of Masculinity
5. Persecution
6. The War on Truth
7. The New Class
8. The Crusade
9. God: The Commercial
10. Apocalyptic Violence



Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you

c/o Sources

© 2019. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.