American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America is a non-fiction book by American Pulitzer Prize journalist Chris Hedges, published in January. Chris Hedges charts the rise of the US Christian right in American Fascists, says Nicholas Lezard. American Fascists by Chris Hedges – Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a.

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But the book would be much better if Chris Hedges could provide a more constructive solution. Code words of the old belief system are deconstructed and assigned diametrically opposed meanings. As he states, the paradox of liberalism is to allow every opinion as valid, no matter how hateful and violent, and thus he does not expect the average liberal mind to have any teeth and power to combat it.

But this tactic has required the airbrushing out of past racists creeds—an effort that, sometime aftersaw Jerry Falwell recall all copies of his earlier sermons warning against integration and the evils of the black race.

Before Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise, all of the dinosaurs were peaceable plant eaters. Should be required reading for high school students but hey, in a country where ‘intelligent design’ is considered factual in way too many communities, that aint gonna happen: The most important message that comes out of this book is that these groups do have a right to exist.

God has not chosen Americans as a people above others.

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Aug 30, David Afscists rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a good update about how they have changed from a gentle proselytizing to an all out war to keep people from learning and knowing the truth about the natural world. His book reminds us of the dangers liberal, democratic societies face when they tolerate the intolerant.


Christian Rightists argue for creationism and that there is a divine sanction of the free market, of unhindered profit, the God-given American freedom to exploit human beings to make money. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Oct 15, Mike the Paladin rated it did herges like it. He points to the hundreds of senators and members of Congress who have earned between 80 and percent approval ratings from the three most influential Christian Right advocacy groups as one of many signs that the movement is burrowing deep inside the American government to subvert it.

After moving to the south, I had joined a certain Club whose members were Christian and whose politics were Republican. When evil is always external, then moral purification always entails the eradication of others.

Feb 25, Joshua rated it liked it Shelves: First I’d suggest that the writer learn the definition of Fascist. It does not want a dialogue. Apr 10, William Galaini rated it really liked it.

American Fascists

Hardcoverpages. That is the reason I respect this book, it is a call for every anti-fascist person to realize there are fascist movements in this country and to stand up and denounce them for what they are, American Fsacists. If we become called to Christ, we will build an effective nation through personal ethics. Discover what to read next.

Pastor Russell Johnson, who leads the Ohio Restoration Project and is, not coincidentally, an unofficial campaigner hegdes Christian Republican candidates for high office, stands against an enormous American flag with a cross superimposed on it, saying: The well-researched contents of this book are so alarming that the poor writing style matters no more chriss an unattractive color matters on a road sign reading: He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system.


I enjoyed this book and it scared the check out of me. I used to think Christian fundamentalism in America was like an ad hoc movement of some hypnotized chickens. Throw out the religious right.

Quotes from American Fascists This book stirred up so many emotions in me. Rooted in a radical Calvinism, and wrapping its apocalyptic, vehemently militant, sexist and homophobic vision in patriotic and religious rhetoric, dominionism seeks amerkcan power in a Christian state. At that moment they will reveal themselves for what they truly are — the American heirs to fascism. We cannot reach this movement. But when a fascist group, be it the Christian Right or any leftist group, is ameeican trying to instill intolerance it will be our duty to never become passively tolerant.

I had thought that if I remained calm and reasonable and presented facts from impartial sources as the book said Hedgez would dothis guy would engage in a dialogue. More books from this author: And there are times when taking a moral stance, perhaps the highest form of patriotism, means facing down the community, even the nation. Mar 31, Jami rated it really liked it Recommends it for: