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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Some critics have asked, “Where is all this violence Hedges warns us about”? Is it a phrase that refers to both, neither, a combination of the two? Citing the psychology and sociology of fascism and cults, including the work of German historian Fritz Stern, Hedges draws striking parallels between 20th-century totalitarian movements and the highly organized, well-funded “dominionist movement,” an influential theocratic sect within the country’s huge evangelical population.
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Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt. The final time that I left, she and I parted ways. Mar 04, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: James Kennedy on how to win converts, Hedges reports the following: And uncertainty and change are I fascisrs this to be a passionate and well-researched analysis. But I utterly reject the conflation of religion and politics, of church and state, the Manichean “if you’re not with us your against us” and, by the way, who the hell is “us”?
P 21 Dominionists wait only for a fiscal, social or political crisis, a moment of upheaval in the form of an economic meltdown or another terrorist strike on American soil, to mo My Dad’s Mom was actually cut fasciste cloth very similar to this, except she might not have been heddges as much about world domination she lived in Wisconsin. It is easer to look for hope and comfort in the mystical hand of God.
In this case, I not only disagree with the book’s conc I held fascisgs on reviewing this book. In an isolating and insecure society plagued by crime, violence, alcoholism, high unemployment, fundamentalist Christian doctrine provides them with exactly what they need: God has not chosen Americans as a people above others. Feb 25, Joshua rated it liked it Shelves: This article contains content that is written like an advertisement.
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Oct 03, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: And it has not tried to transform government, as well as all other secular institutions, into extensions of the church. This is what they are teaching in her church now. Hedges is worst when he chriz the supposed imminence of mass violence the reason the rest of us should be fighting for the open society Must redeem within 90 days.
BUT what is the difference in the Christian community when these things happen? Legislated morality is a very dangerous concept, especially when it involves consensual crimes or personal choice.
For comments on the diversity among Evangelicals, see p. Quotes from American Fascists Based on this some would cascists all Christians as killers or arsonists. According to Hedges, Rushdoony argues that:. On the Creation Museum in Kentucky: View all 77 comments.
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We see what the pursuit hegemony has done to Russia and China and we want Despite the constant stream of screaming hedegs receive in both ears regarding America’s cultural and socioeconomic direction, the subject is a matter to be taken seriously. Will this law stand? Rusdoony, Hedges say, takes his cue from Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, published in He points to the hundreds of senators and members of Congress who have earned between 80 and 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 to subvert it.
However, he issues fasclsts powerful plea for resistance to intolerance, pointing out that in our desire to accept a multiplicity of views, we should be wary of giving credence to views that explicitly attack and neutralize those who disagree; e. I thought this book, while not perfect, contained a lot of truth and am glad,to see it out in the open.