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The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Conventional wisdom about American fundamentalism revealing its crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal the waging of the cold war and the no holds barred economics of globalization The uestion Sharlet believes we must ask is not What do fundamentalists want but What have they already donePart history part investigative journalism The Family is a compelling account of how fundamentalism came to be interwoven with American power a story that stretches from the religious revivals that have shaken this nation from its beginning to fundamentalism's new frontiers No other book about the right has exposed the Family or revealed its far reaching impact on democracy and no future reckoning of American fundamentalism will be able to ignore. The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates The overall resu

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A journalist's penetrating look at the untold story of christian fundamentalism's most elite organization a self described invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerfulThey are the Family fundamentalism's avant garde waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe They consider themselves the new chosen congressmen generals and foreign dictators who meet in confidential cells to pray and plan for a leadership led by God to be won not by force but through uiet diplomacy Their base is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac in Arlington Virginia and Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside its wallsThe Family is about the other half of American fundamentalist power not it. This is a must read In the same way that Naomi Klein s The Shock Doctrine mapped out a process that has been going on in plain sight for a long time Jeff Sha

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S angry masses but its sophisticated elites Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism fusing the far right with his own polite but authoritarian faith From that core Vereide built an international network of fundamentalists who spoke the language of establishment power a family that thrives to this day In public they host Prayer Breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of biblical capitalism military might and American empire Citing Hitler Lenin and Mao as leadership models the Family's current leader Doug Coe declares We work with power where we can build new power where we can'tSharlet's discoveries dramatically challenge. This book was read in March April 2013 It is a fascinating book chockfull of grand conspiracy theories that sound almost ridiculous unless one watches the new


About the Author: Jeff Sharlet

I'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



10 thoughts on “The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

  1. says:

    This is a must read In the same way that Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine mapped out a process that has been going on in plain sight for a long time Jeff Sharlet shows us a process that has been going on stealthily for many many y

  2. says:

    This book was given to me by my father in law a retired Church of England minister who had numerous clashes in his career with narrow minded Christians in and out of the Church hierarchy He has understandable concerns about what he reads about the Religious Right in the US and given the book's uniformly excell

  3. says:

    As Jeff Sharlet has been at pains to stress since The Family was published the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is

  4. says:

    This book was read in March April 2013 It is a fascinating book chockfull of grand conspiracy theories that sound almost ridiculous unless one watches the news or reads up on what is actually happening in the worldJeff Sharlet is a better man than me As testament to either his objectivity as a journalist or his evolved sen

  5. says:

    3 for readability; 5 for relevance The Family is known to most Beltway politicos and in the corridors of political powerhouses throughout the wo

  6. says:

    The family a bunch of guys that build prayer cells around powerful politicians big deal who cares? Let them do what they want to doThe fact that they want to have their own little group and meet and pray is no big deal But it becomes a big deal when their belief system begins infringing on politics not only in our country but internationally For example they influenced policy makers in Africa Uganda? Shit I forget to not teach safe sex T

  7. says:

    The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates

  8. says:

    This is the product of years of journalistic research about and involvement in American fundamentalism as it pertains to US politics and the 'cu

  9. says:

    I'd been looking for some light reading something uick and thought this was an expansion of Sharlet's 2003 article on Ivanwald As I indicated I had a personal interest in the topic and had been putting off reading the book which I'd never seen Instead I ended up with this long sprawling book on the whole structure of elite fundamentalism going back to the 17th cenThere is very little on Ivanwald here and Sharlet seems to think o

  10. says:

    I would have given this 3 stars if only it were titled slightly differently This book is less about The Family a seemingly innocuous organizer of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington that actually has deep political influence within the Republican party and even among some Democrats as much as it is an analysis of Christian fundamentalism as an integral part of America's past present and future My previ

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