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Books maybe you should know about

So many books, so little time. Here are three new books which have come to my attention, which look extraordinarily interesting, but which I have not (yet?) had the time to read. If anyone picks up one of these, I’d … Continue reading

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Podcast #105 – Jeff Sharlet (C Street)

We interview Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, a follow-up to The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  The Family, you may recall, is a secretive and radical Christian group … Continue reading

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Books maybe you should know about, Pt. 2

Back in April, I posted “Books maybe you should know about,” a list of upcoming freethought books I thought fellow freethinkers might like to read.  We were about to cover about half the books on that list.   And now, the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Family

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 It is possibly the most influential organization you’ve never heard of.   They observe a fanatical devotion to the person of Jesus Christ, yet they are unrestrained by quaint notions of rule-based morality.  … Continue reading

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“The Family” creeps me out

I’m not sure I’d ever heard of “The Family” until a couple of days ago when I saw something about it on the Rachel Maddow Show. Apparently the Family is a creepy fundamentalist Christian organization with aspirations to power that … Continue reading

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