Magazine September 12, 2016, Issue

The Christian-Fascist Fantasy

Whatever happened to our supposed homegrown ‘Taliban’?

Ten winters ago, Chris Hedges authored a book bearing the unsubtle, positively hysterical title “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” It was published not by some obscure fringe outfit one step removed from the mimeograph but by Simon & Schuster, which in the book’s marketing copy advertised its terror that Christians of Pat Robertson’s ilk presented “a very real threat to our freedom and our way of life.” The book was reviewed respectfully, though not always positively, everywhere from the New York Times to O: The Oprah Magazine, which is no celebrity vanity project but a

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The Week

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