Podcast #67 – Jeff Sharlet (The Family)

We interview Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  The Family is both an investigation into the organization that has influenced presidents from Eisenhower to Obama, and a history of American fundamentalism from colonial times to the present.  If you don’t read any other book this year about religion in America, read this one.  You can buy The Family at Amazon.com.

Sharlet is the co-creator of Killing the Buddha, a literary magazine about religion, and The Revealer, “a daily review of religion and the press.”  Sharlet is also a contributing editor to Harper’s and Rolling Stone.

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Recorded September 28, 2009.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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