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The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege

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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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"It’s becoming clearer every day that Stephen Bannon is the true ideological force behind the Trump administration — and clearer still that the ideology he's pushing is wrapped up with some very radical ideas about the West, Christianity, and Islam."

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“I come from a blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy, pro-union family of Democrats"
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Mike
Oct 23, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tom Dougherty
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Angel
Jul 23, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion-studies
This was not a very readable or enjoyable book. Here is what I wrote in my blog back in February of 2007:

[http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.co...]

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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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