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Raised Right by Alisa Harris
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May 07, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 07 to 11, 2012

Excellent. The author was raised in the far right; this is her story as she made different decisions than her parents. She is a good writer, and explained the mindset very well.

Quoted James Davison Hunter in his book "To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World": he "argues that American politics, including the politics of the Christian Right and Christian Left, is predicated on ressentiment - the belief that my enemies are committing a wave of atrocities against me, that I am a disenfranchised victim seeking the will to dominate my enemies because they are snatching the privileges I'm entitled to. When we operate from this perspective, every question - and every answer - is political."

A worthwhile read.

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