The Family: Power, Politics and Fundamentalism's Shadow Elite

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2008 - Fundamentalism - 454 pages
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"The Family is a story about American fundamentalism, but the territory it covers is as vast as the ambitions of American empire, ranging from The Family's roots in the ruins of postwar Germany to East Timor, where The Family helped Indonesian dictator Suharto pursue genocide, to Africa, where The Family's missionaries served as handmaidens to post-colonial carnage in Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa, and other nations. The nihilistic theology by which American fundamentalism pursues power, is not a retreat into tradition, but a new ideology with old roots. The Family is a groundbreaking examination of this new faith and where it came from, by one of the foremost authorities on Christian fundamentalism in politics."--Provided by publisher.
 

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - popejephei - LibraryThing

At its best a detailed description of the history of American fundamentalism and the Family, including alarming and possibly damnable evidence of its ties (post- fall) to Nazism and fascism. No one ... Read full review

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