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Fundamentalism

Sep 23, 2010 — A house located on C Street in Washington, D.C., is home to many powerful conservative members of Congress who share both an ideology and an address. Jeff Sharlet details the house's mission in C Street:The Fundamental Threat to American Democracy.
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Nov 24, 2009 — A secretive fellowship of powerful Christian politicians includes some names that have recently been prominent in the headlines: Sen. John Ensign, Rep. Bart Stupak and Rep. Joe Pitts. Writer Jeff Sharlet describes the men's involvement with the Family, and discusses recent developments within the group.
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Jun 20, 2008 — In a tense political season, some evangelicals are stopping short of throwing their financial support behind the Republican Party and its presumptive nominee for president, Sen. John McCain. Investigative journalist, Sarah Poser, author of the book God's Profits, explains the political and financial power wielded by a select group of conservative Christian leaders.
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Mar 28, 2008 — A new book offers a fresh perspective on Christian fundamentalism, arguing against the common stereotypes of being rigid and unapologetically dogmatic. Author Brett Grainger discusses, In The World But Not of It: One Family's Militant Faith and the History of Fundamentalism in America.
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Jan 25, 2007 — The son of a Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges warns against a radical minority within the Christian right. Hedges talks about why he believes the right is eroding Democracy in his new book, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.
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Oct 12, 2006 — In The Conservative Soul, Andrew Sullivan argues for getting back to the basics of conservatism: limited government, balanced budgets, individual liberty. He says the Republican-controlled U.S. government has strayed from these fundamentals.
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Oct 2, 2006 — In his new book, Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris advocates keeping religion out of public policy. He calls religion the biggest obstacle to a rational public discourse. In the first of a two-part series on religion and politics, Harris discusses his book.
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Sep 29, 2006 — In his new book Letter to a Christian Nation, author Sam Harris criticizes religious moderates — Muslim moderates in particular — who, in defending their faith as tolerant and peaceful, provide cover for extremists.
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