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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,495 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Hedges Narrator: Chris Hedges, Eunice Wong Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other televangelists first spoke of the United States being a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedoms and our way of life. In American Fascists, the Christian Right's religious legitimacy is challenged, and Hedges argues that, at its core, it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.

Hedges, who grew up in rural parishes in upstate New York, where his father was a Presbyterian pastor, attacks the movement as someone steeped in the Bible and Christian tradition. He points to the hundreds of senators and members of Congress who have earned between 80 and 100 percent approval ratings from the three most influential Christian Right advocacy groups as one of many signs that the movement is burrowing deep inside the American government in order to subvert it.

The movement's call to dismantle the wall between church and state, and the intolerance it preaches against all who do not conform to its warped vision of a Christian America, are pumped into tens of millions of American homes through Christian television and radio stations, and are reinforced through the curriculum of Christian schools. The movement's yearning for apocalyptic violence and its assault on dispassionate, intellectual inquiry are laying the foundation for a new, frightening America. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/4/2014

    " Excellent expose of the American Psuedo-Christian right and the threat it presents to our democracy. Every page confirms my own life experiences, while putting them into context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adrian Hart | 1/15/2014

    " A scarily accurate depiction of the fundamentalist mindset. Although, I think in light the recent presidential election in the States and its result, the author's fears about an economic meltdown triggering the rise of a "Christofascist" police state are largely unwarranted. I think Bush did a pretty good job of ruining the American people's appetite for theocracy, at least for the time being. But this book is still worth reading anyway, one gets the sense that the Religious Right isn't dead yet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Crystal | 1/6/2014

    " This book is a little aggressive, but that is the author's style. I got a ton of great info though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amatullah Richard | 12/29/2013

    " The book was written about 5 years ago and remarkably predicts the current Republican contest for presidential nomination. It is a must read for anyone who wants to better understand how a radical right movement can get away with what they have done so far, propose to do, and strive to do. "

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