Ha! Now not only can I again not make comments, my comments are spontaneously disappearing. Poof! Just like that.
Anyway, I wanted to re-post this very important material. (hopefully it will reappear in the place of its original posting as well.)
I heard this awesome radio interview on KAOS today, on the program Writer's Voice, which is hosted by Francesca Rheannon. She conducted an absolutely intriguing interview with Jeff Sharlet. He recently published a book. It's entitled: The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. The interview was stunning.
Please tune in! Thanks to Jeff Sharlet, Francesca Rheannon, and KAOS!!!
Here's a short description, with a link to the Writer's Voice website. Also included is a pod-cast link, so that you can listen in the comfort of good old OlyBlog.
Francesca Rheannon talks with Jeff Sharlet
Host Francesca Rheannon talks with journalist Jeff Sharlet about his bestselling new book, THE FAMILY. It’s about the real “New World Order” of elite fundamentalism that threatens our democracy.
and now for that podcast:
When Senator Sam Brownback ran for president during the recent primary season few people knew that he’s a member of an elite fundamentalist group that’s waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe. It’s called The Family. It counts not just conservatives but also liberals like Hillary Clinton among its intimates and fellow travelers. When the National Prayer Breakfast is held each year–it’s organized by the Family. When we say “our nation, under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, or we read “In God we Trust” on our greenbacks–that’s because of the Family. Founded during the Great Depression in 1933, the Family preaches a gospel of “biblical capitalism,” military might, and American empire. It’s played a crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal, the waging of the Cold War, and the harsh economics of globalization. That’s what journalist Jeff Sharlet says in his new book, THE FAMILY: THE ELITE FUNDAMENTALISM AT THE HEART OF AMERICAN POWER...