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Republican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party

Author: Max Blumenthal
Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This bestiary of dysfunction from the dark heart of the Republican party exposes the extreme right wing forces--the so-called "teabaggers"--that have taken over the party and spearheaded grassroots protests against the Obama administration. It shows how these forces are the ones that establishment Republicans--like John McCain and Mitt Romney--must bow to if they have any hope of running for President. It reveals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Blumenthal
ISBN: 9781568583983 1568583982
OCLC Number: 176894803
Description: x, 394 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Escape from freedom --
God's government --
Creating a monster --
What God wants him to do --
Marching through the institutions --
The personal crisis industry --
The king of pain --
Satan in a Porsche --
The killer and the saint --
A dangerous woman --
Cheap grace --
The addict and the enabler --
Casino Jack, the Face Painter, and the Sausage King --
Talk to her --
The bad cop --
Boldly affirming Uncle Tom --
Feeding baby monsters --
Human tools --
The wide stance --
Pastor Ted's excellent adventure --
The nightmare of Christianity --
The party of Dobson --
The party of death --
The hate boat --
A matter of tone --
The family that prays together --
The anointing.
Responsibility: Max Blumenthal.

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Explores the fringe elements calling the shots in the post-Bush GOP, and provides a roadmap to understanding the politics of personal crisis and redemption that unites them. This title exposes the  Read more...

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"With scarcely more than a pith helmet, a notebook, and a tattered copy of "Escape from Freedom", Erich Fromm's great study of authoritarian psychology, the dauntless Max Blumenthal set forth years Read more...

 
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