The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
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 most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers.
Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Razinha - LibraryThing
Extensive research embedded, dedicated journalist = scary product. I used to read Robert Ludlum because he spun a good yarn, but this work of non-fiction is no yarn, because The Family is real ... Read full review
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This was a very difficult book for me. I don't doubt the facts it presents. One thing I have seen in my life - people who actually believe that rich people are somehow better, rich people know what is ... Read full review
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