C Street

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Jeff Sharlet discusses C Street, where piety, politics, and corruption meet in Washington. In C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, he looks at religious fundamentalism in politics, and at what goes on inside the C Street residence of the fundamentalist group: The Family, where efforts are made to transform the very fabric of American democracy.


Jeff Sharlet

Comments [5]

j from bklyn

this movement, in it's fight for theocracy, [maybe unwittingly?..] distorts the word 'truth' by way of it's willful ignorance not acknowledging the evidence of a common reality [facts, "truthiness"]. that's why many people under oath say they "..believe.." such and such happened.
and while 'the csi effect' in courts is a problem, maybe that's a good thing.

Nov. 02 2010 02:11 PM
Theresa from Brooklyn

I've read this book, and it never fails to boggle my mind how obsessed the Xtian right is with sex. And the mental gymnastics they do to forgive themselves for all the things they want to keep everyone else from doing.

Nov. 02 2010 01:48 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I think Jeff Sharlet, quoted Acts as saying "go before the Gentiles *and* their kings," but it sure sounds as if this group is bypassing the Gentiles & going straight to the kings.

Nov. 02 2010 01:45 PM
Gene from NYC

Didn't we have this philosophy before, known as "The Divine Right of Kings?"

Nov. 02 2010 01:44 PM
Joel from Nyack, NY

This book is a "must read". It reveals the insidious power of the fundamentalist right. Highly recommended.

Nov. 02 2010 09:55 AM

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