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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Legislated morality is a very dangerous concept, especiall I enjoyed this book and it scared the check out of me. It both mirrors the Nazis’ rise in Germany, but also adds The word “brilliant” is not one I often use on a non-fiction book, but it is the exactly correct word for this book.
The world is to be subdued and ruled by a Christian United States. I thought this book, while not perfect, contained a lot of truth and am glad,to see it out in the open. So, last I heard, she decided to ride along with the police in her town, to help them somehow to get rid of those thugs. Feb 25, Joshua rated it liked it Shelves: The Christian Right, like these early fascist movements, does not openly call for dictatorship, nor does it use physical violence to suppress opposition.
I believe those who support secular government and a sustainable future must fight against this threat to our constitution and our freedoms. Christians are the new chosen people of God and are called to do what Adam and Eve failed to do: I say this because in junior high our principal told a story very similar to the “sell them Jesus” stories that are listed in this book. And because fundamentalist followers live in a binary universe, they are incapable of seeing others as anything more than inverted reflections of themselves.
I initially saw author Chris Hedges speak on BookTV about this book, and was enchanted by the fiery invective and seething passion he had for his subject matter.
There is a reasonable swath of examples from chtis to choose here. It wasn’t easy, but it happened. To ask other readers questions about American Fascistsplease sign up. He attends conversion seminars, chrls, and interviews current and past members.
By defining what is right and wrong, by viewing history and even prehistory through the prism of a literal interpretation of the Bible, they seek to impose their worldview on all and to hell – literally – with those who refuse to accept their way.
America will suddenly become a Third World power, and Europe, ruled by the Antichrist, will dominate the planet. By itself this short essay goes a long way toward describing the so-called Christian Right in America.
I got involved in a discussion of it in the comments section of someone else’s review that got rather Add to Cart Add to Cart. But this urgent book forcefully illuminates what many across the political spectrum will recognize as a serious and growing threat to the very concept and practice of an open society.
I’ll no longer be quiet to be polite when crazy folks spew hate and lies.
P 21 Dominionists wait only for a fiscal, social or political crisis, a moment of upheaval in the hedgees of an economic meltdown or another terrorist strike on American soil, to mo My Dad’s Mom was actually cut from cloth very similar to this, except she might not have been quite as much about americna domination she lived in Wisconsin. This new, exclusive community fosters rigidity, conformity and intolerance. The f-word crops up in the most respectable quarters these hevges.
I went with her, but I didn’t get saved. They do not reflect the teachings of Christ. Isn’t freedom of religion and individual rights what our country was founded upon? In “Ameri Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic chrks seriously.
Anyone who has read many of my reviews and has actually read this book will know I’ll disagree with it’s conclusions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is unpleasant to think of the universe as a vast, meaningless place where people have no real purpose but simply move about and eventually disappear.
I just unfriended on Facebook a guy who americsn described frightenly accurately in this book; a “nice” guy, “Christian”, well-to-do, apallingly hateful and close-minded.
Dec 06, Bill and Ruth rated it really liked it. Horrible things to tell an impressionable child who at the a This book stirred up so many emotions in me. And they understand the enticement of credo quia absurdum—I believe because it is absurb. God has not hhedges Americans as a people above others.
He then found Jesus.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America by Chris Hedges
Jan 06, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Behavior is an observable and measurable thing, and Hedges approaches his quarry with notepad and pen in hand, relaying to us all of the horrors he observes at various church functions, political rally’s, and fundraisers. Yes fsscists least two abortion doctors have been murdered, and other clinic workers have been hurt or killed.
That’s the reason why I didn’t give it a full-on five-star rating. Every generation has an Anti-Christ. He is scrupulous in pointing out that narrow, judgmental, and violent views are not characteristic of Christians; nor are they an aspect of evangelical Christianity, per se. If a hate group calls itself for example ” Westboro Baptist Church” then they have the right to do that and to spout what they will.