Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet appears in the following:

The Anonymous Life, and Death, of Charly Keunang

Friday, July 24, 2015

Charly “Africa” Keunang was just another anonymous man on the streets of downtown L.A., until he was shot six times by the LAPD and killed on March 1. 

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The Persecution of Men, According to Certain Men

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The front lines of the Men’s Rights Movement, a growing number of angry activists who are convinced that men are become increasingly persecuted by a feminized society.

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Jeff Sharlet on Faith in America

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jeff Sharlet explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism, and in Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country in Between, he profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists—from Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest "Mind, Body, Spirit Expo." He offers a spiritual landscape.

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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.

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30 Issues: Religion and the Right

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jeff Sharlet, journalist and author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter and blogger, and conservative columnist and author of Paranoid Nation Matt Towery, talk about religion, the Republican Party, and whether or not some candidates are pandering to religious bigotry.

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Excerpt: 'C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy'

Monday, September 27, 2010



“As much as I did talk about going to the Appalachian Trail ... that isn’t where I ended up.”
— South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, at the June 24, 2009, press conference at which he confessed to cheating on his wife.

In 2008 I published a book called The Family, which took as its main subject a religious movement known to some as the Fellowship and to others as the Family and to most only through one of the many nonprofit entities created to express the movement’s peculiar approach to religion, politics, and power. One of these entities is the C Street Center Inc., in Washington, DC, or, simply, C Street, made infamous in the summer of 2009 by the actions of three Family associates: a senator, a governor, and a congressman, each with his own special C Street connection.

The senator lived there; the governor sought answers there; and the congressman’s wife says he rendezvoused with his mistress in his bedroom at the three-story redbrick town house on Capitol Hill, maintained by the Family for a singular goal, in the words of one Family leader: to “assist [congressmen] in better understandings of the teachings of Christ, and applying it to their jobs.”

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Unganda’s Anti-Gay Legislation

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Political leaders in Uganda are threatening to pass a so-called "anti-homosexuality bill" that would mandate life in prison or even death to the country’s gays and lesbians. We'll talk to Scott Long, director of Human Rights Watch’s LGBT Division, Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family, and Amnesty International USA's ...

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"Jesus Killed Mohammed"

Monday, May 04, 2009

Contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine Jeff Sharlet looks at the ongoing conspiracy to Christianize the United States military in his article "Jesus Killed Mohammed" in the May issue of Harper's. Mr. Sharlet is also an editor of the forthcoming book Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins ...

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The Family: Powerful Fundamentalists

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Find out about The Family, an elite corps of fundamentalist Christianity which has powerful members on both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C. Journalist Jeff Sharlet’s new book is The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

Event: Jeff Sharlet will be speaking and signing ...

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Religious Wrong

Friday, June 01, 2007

A new Media Matters study suggests that by neglecting religious moderates and progressives, the media are helping the conservative cause.