C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy (Hardback)
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C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 27/09/2010
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In Jeff Sharlet's bestselling book, The Family, he wrote about the 'C Street House,' a Washington, D.C., Christian fellowship home shared by a number of conservative politicians. In the summer of 2009, the house became infamous as the centre of sex scandals involving three of its residents: Senator John Ensign, Governor Mark Sanford, and Congressman Chip Pickering. Sharlet is the leading expert on 'the Family,' and his undercover research and investigative work answers some of the country's biggest questions: how political fundamentalism endures in America; why, despite the collapse of the old Christian Right, it is as big a threat to democracy as ever before; and where, in a time of political upheaval and culture wars, fundamentalist politicians really intend to lead the country

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316091077
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 243 x 158 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Few writers can pull off investigative journalism, historical research, and elegant storytelling. Sharlet does all this with a story that a lot of people don't want to hear and others won't believe."--Diane Winston, author of "Red-Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of The Salvation Army "
"At once a gripping political thriller, a masterpiece of investigative journalism, and a timely call to arms, "C Street "reveals all that can be hidden within an innocuous Washington address. Jeff Sharlet delivers a warning that the blurring of the line between church and state is both an urgent local problem and a matter of global concern."--Peter Manseau, author of "Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead" and "Songs for the Butcher's Daughter"
"[Sharlet] writes with insight, verve, and, thankfully, none of the bogus punditry and bad sociology that often passes for informed discourse about the contemporary role of religion in public life. His refreshing narrative style is as engaging as his groundbreaking information."--Frederick Clarkson, The Public Eye
"Jeff Sharlet is one of the very best writers covering the politics of religion."--Ken Silverstein, author of "Turkmeniscam: How Washington Lobbyists Fought to Flack for a Stalinist Dictatorship "
"Jeff Sharlet has an incredibly rare double talent: the instincts of an investigative reporter coupled with the soul of a historian."--Hanna Rosin, author of "God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America"
"Un-American theocrats can only fool patriotic American democrats when there aren't critics like Jeff Sharlet around-careful scholars and soulful writers who understand both the majesty of faith and the evil of its abuses."--Rick Perlstein, author of "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America"

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