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The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An essential history of the influential men who have spearheaded the movement to erode the wall separating church and state.Beginning as far-left radicals during the 1960s, the theocons in Damon Linker’s book (including Richard John Neuhaus, Michael Novak, and George Weigel) gradually transitioned to conservatism when they grew frustrated with the failures of the decade’s ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Anchor (first published 2006)
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Tom Dougherty
Interesting book. When I hear the term "Religous right" I always think Evangelical/fundamentalist Protestant. Never realized the impact and influence Catholics had on the movement which kind of surprised me as I always thought those two groups didn't really care for each other.
Good synopsis of how the religious right have gained power in recent years, and how their ridiculous philosophies have morphed over time. The author used to work for one of the more prominent journals that catered to this particular intellectual disposition.
This was not a very readable or enjoyable book. Here is what I wrote in my blog back in February of 2007:


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Damon Linker is a contributing editor for the New Republic and is a Senior Writing Fellow in the Center for Critical Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
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