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
Cx Number:  CX12593

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.

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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

Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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