American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America is a non-fiction book by American Pulitzer Prize journalist Chris Hedges, published in January. Chris Hedges charts the rise of the US Christian right in American Fascists, says Nicholas Lezard. 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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Mar 31, Jami rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I was raised in one of the churches mentioned in this book in the ‘s and ‘s until I learned from a real science teacher in the fascosts grade how truth is found using the scientific method. But this book contains much more. Anyway, 3 stars for its humor value, I laughed my head off while reading this book: In my youth ammerican was “The Communists”.

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America

How else to describe, say, the administrator of a faith-based drug treatment program who bound and beat a resident, then subjected her to 32 straight hours of recorded sermons? But I decide I was now “committed”, so to speak. Second, this book is more like an anecdotal rant mocking the stupidity of various Christian lunatics than a scholarly assessment of the movement.

To my childhood logic, these things seemed so contrary to the basic Gospel message they taught during Sunday school. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Just watched ‘Milk’ – awesome; in no small part for it’s portrayal of the horror that was Anita Bryant, early soldier of this movement I guess.


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As such, I can only give this book a full five stars for its foresight and accuracy being written inA year before Obama came into office. Horrible things to tell an impressionable child who at the age of 11 made the decision after seeing a fazcists film that featured such crap as heavy metal album covers, supposed Satanic quotes from rocks stars, etc. He claims also that our current culture of run-away consumerism must be checked, at least to the point where jobs are returned to those they were stripped from.

Book by Chris Hedges. God has not chosen Americans as a people above others.

But her and others I’ve known give me real life experience – although I’m sure much less scary than the real real extremists shown here. Hedges says that, “This rhetoric of depersonalization creates a frightening moral fragmentation, an ability to act with compassion and justice toward those within the closed, Christian circle yet allow others outside the circle to be abused, silenced, and stripped of their rights. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Among other things, the book attempts to set up a picture of “conservative Christians” a phrase with multiple meanings, not some kind of monolithic group as present day “Fascists” read Nazis. Apr 28, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: The movement awaits a crisis.

Come to find out this was just one more thing meant to brainwash young, impressionable kids. But when a fascist group, be it the Ehdges Right or any leftist group, is actively trying to instill intolerance it will be our duty to never become passively tolerant. Hedges also collates his measurable observations with similar historical events including the Nazi party’s rise to power.


I thought this book, while not perfect, contained a lot of truth and am glad,to see it out in the open. It shares many prominent features with classical fascist movements, at least as it is defined by the scholar Robert O. Code words of the old belief system are deconstructed and assigned diametrically opposed meanings. Anyone who has read many of my reviews and has actually read this book will know I’ll disagree with it’s conclusions.

For what happens in America affects us all, amreican if Hedges is right, then we have plenty to fear from the politicised evangelical Christians over the pond.

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America by Chris Hedges

The new radical fundamentalism amounts to a huge and disastrous mutation. Hedges has solid credentials as a “person of faith”, but cbris clearly the inherent dan The danger of the “Christian” right wing to our freedom and right to live as we desire is vastly underrated, and Hedges does a brilliant job of exposing this danger.

Trinity Broadcast Network, Dobson, Benny, Hinn, and many others are observed and their behaviors are recorded. Photograph c Michael Nigro. This book is a good update about how they have changed from a gentle proselytizing to an all out war to keep people from learning and knowing the truth about the natural world.

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