Hijacking America

Author: Susan George
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745644619
Format: PDF, ePub
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* Major new book from Susan George - a leading political commentator whose previous books have been massively influential and widely read and reviewed. * Fascinating, thorough and often chilling account of this decades-long transformation of American society and political culture.

Religion Race Rights

Author: Eve Darian-Smith
Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`Eve Darian-Smith takes us on an amazing journey spanning four centuries, brilliantly illuminating the continuously evolving interplay of law, religion, and race in the Anglo-American experience. This wonderfully readable book is imaginatively organized around a series of eight `law moments' that ingeniously show how legal rights are subtly shaped by culturally prevailing ideas about religion and race.'---Richard Falk, Albert G Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University --

American Fascists

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743284461
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explores the political ambitions of the Christian right, discussing how their agenda gained momentum through alternative networks, schools, and publishers, and warns that another national crisis may enable the Christian right to seize political power.

Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans

Author: Ryan L. Claassen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107088445
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book argues that basic demographic forces are essential to understanding the rise of Evangelical Republicans and Secular Democrats.

Nonbeliever Nation

Author: David Niose
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade
ISBN: 9781137278715
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today, one in five Americans are nonbelievers—a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers. Still we see almost none of them openly serving in elected office, while Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and many others continue to loudly proclaim the falsehood of America as a Christian nation. In Nonbeliever Nation, leading secular advocate David Niose calls for nonreligious Americans from all backgrounds to step out of the shadows and signal their opposition to the long-dominant Religious Right. Exploring all the hot-button issues that divide the country—from gay marriage to education policy to contentious church-state battles—he shows how Secular Americans—a group comprised not just of atheists and agnostics, but lapsed Catholics, secular Jews, and millions of others who have walked away from organized religion—are mobilizing and forming groups all over the country (even atheist clubs in Bible-belt high schools) to challenge the exaltation of religion in American politics and public life. This is a timely and important look at a growing demographic that is flexing its muscles for the first time.