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Book Title: C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy|
The author of the book: Jeff Sharlet
Date of issue: September 27th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781607886266
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 388 KB
Edition: Little, Brown & Company
Read full description of the books C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy:C Street - where piety, politics, and corruption meet Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address. The house has lately been the scene of notorious political scandal, but more crucially it is home to efforts to transform the very fabric of American democracy. And now, after laying bare its tenants' past in The Family, Sharlet reports from deep within fundamentalism in today's world, revealing that the previous efforts of religious fundamentalists in America pale in comparison with their long-term ambitions.
When Barack Obama entered the White House, headlines declared the age of culture wars over. In C Street, Sharlet shows why these conflicts endure and why they matter now - from the sensationalism of Washington sex scandals to fundamentalism's long shadow in Africa, where Ugandan culture warriors determined to eradicate homosexuality have set genocide on simmer.
We've reached a point where piety and corruption are not at odds but one and the same. Reporting with exclusive sources and explosive documents from C Street, the war on gays in Uganda, and the battle for the soul of America's armed forces - waged by a 15,000-strong movement of officers intent on "reclaiming territory for Christ in the military" - Sharlet reveals not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of fundamentalism.
Read information about the authorI'm a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone and I also write about music for Oxford American, politics for The Nation, and media for The Revealer, a review of religion and the press published by the New York University Center for Religion and Media, where I'm an associate research scholar.
I'm the author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper, 2008), coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (Free Press), named by Publishers Weekly one of the top 10 religion titles of 2004, and the author of The Hammer Song, a short history of American protest music to be published by Basic Books in 2009. I live in Brooklyn with my wife, Julia Rabig, and a fascist cat named Richard."
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