They disseminate their ideas on the alternative broadcast networks and through their own publishers and schools. Their intellectual leaders demand the complete dismantling of the secular state; their followers have been roused to a fever pitch of resentment and despair. Describing themselves as true patriots, they wrap themselves in the flag - but all it might take, writes veteran journalist (and Harvard Divinity School graduate) Chris Hedges, is one more national crisis of the order of September 11 for the Christian Right to seize power and reveal themselves for what they really are - the American heirs to Fascism.
With a step-by-step breakdown of how they started and where they are, Chris Hedges conducts brilliant on-the-ground reporting and produces a deeply compelling work of cultural and political anthropology and an impassioned, no-holds-barred polemic. American Fascists is sure to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
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"He has written a stirring call to arms for the friends of tolerance, freedom and human love and understanding. It is a brave and timely book" (Nicholas Lezard Guardian)
"Packed with descriptions to give a liberal sleepless nights" (David Stenhouse Scotland on Sunday)
"Cogently argued polemic, and full to the brim with quite exceptional reportage" (Rod Liddle Sunday Times)
A startling and terrifying expose of the political ambitions of the Christian Right in America - and a clarion call for everyone who cares about freedom.
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Book Description Vintage Books USA, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099499223
Book Description Vintage Books USA. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099499223 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1036372