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read & download · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Û Jeff Sharlet Jeff Sharlet Û 7 characters free read The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power A journalist's penetrating look at the untold story of christian fundamentalism's most elite organization a self described invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerfulThey are the Family fundamentalism's avant garde waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe They consider themselves the new chosen congressmen generals and foreign dictators who meet in confidential cells to pray and plan for a leadership led by God to be won not by force but through uiet diplomacy Their base is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac in Arlington Virginia and Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside its wallsThe Family is about the other half of American fundamentalist power not it. As Jeff Sharlet has been at pains to stress since The Family was published the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is not a conspiracy Rather it is secret because it is discrete and because it has been overlooked by journalists and the secular writers of American history Abraham Vereide s name is familiar enough if you know modern evangelical history or read Christian books Billy Graham describes him as a remarkable man Corrie Ten Boom sought out his endorsement when she arrived in the USA after the war and Norman Grubb of the World Evangelisation Crusade wrote a popular biography for Zondervan in the 1960s but his political significance remains under appreciated and the motivation of his movement unscrutinized For Sharlet Vereide stood at the vanguard of an elite fundamentalism that shaped the last half century of American and world politics in ways only now becoming visible This elite fundamentalism in contrast to the vulgarity of televangelists and mass revivalists works uietly behind the scenes to bring together decision makers and leaders in private fellowship and prayer under a simple or vacuous creed of Jesus Plus Nothing In public we see the Prayer Breakfasts and in 2007 Al Gore s name dropping of Vereide s successor Doug Coe in debate with James Inhofe but in private there are prayer cells and retreat houses where Family theology facilitates a back channel of influence and networking both in the USA and abroadThe Family is divided into three sections in Part One Sharlet sets the scene with his own encounter with the Family before setting off on a background excursion into American revivalism briefly exploring the worlds of Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney Sharlet s approach to these historical subjects is strangely and eccentrically gothic the straight historian may perhaps be annoyed by Sharlet s dark impressions of Edwards watching an anorexic starve to death or the way he portrays Finney s forest grotto religious experience as something almost Lovecraftian but it makes for engaging read than a the usual potted biography we might find in any general history Throughout the book Sharlet s research is interspersed with personal reflections and anecdotes allusive references striking turns of phrase and unexpected diversions depending on your temperament or your reason for reading the book you will find this thought provoking and original or slightly irritatingPart Two tells the actual story of the Family and is informed by material which Sharlet found in the organisation s archives before public access was recently withdrawn We learn how Vereide a Norwegian immigrant who became an executive with Goodwill Industries in Seattle responded to labour conflict in his adoptive city with a plan backed by local businessmen Walter Douglass and William St Clair to use the Bible as blueprint to take back the USA from irreligion and the communist threat This meant a cooperative model of management labour relations in which labour would understand its need to behave responsibly Sharlet notes Vereide s links to Frank Buchman who was thinking along similar lines Sharlet describes Buchman a huckster which I think is unfair his impression is taken from Tom Driberg s polemical writing against Buchman s Moral Re Armament and there is no reference to Garth Lean s counter balancing sympathetic but serious biographyVereide s aim would be achieved by ministering to the up and out bringing Christ to elites As this new Fellowship the earlier name of the Family developed eventually reaching the elites of Washington DC Vereide s associations became murkier Vereide had already made links with Henry Ford who was trying to shake off his reputation for anti Semitism and Charles Lindbergh became the leader of a Fellowship prayer group Merwin K Hart a fascist sympathizer from New York provided further Fellowship members while a KKK Senator named Ralph Brewster helped Vereide run prayer meetings at the Hotel Willard in 1942 The only figure from organised labour was James Duncan whose main concern was stopping black Americans from joining the workforce at Boeing Post war Vereide lobbied on behalf of Germans with uestionable Nazi era pasts Funding for Vereide eventually came from the William Volker fund which also subsidised publication of The Road to Serfdom and the grim theonomy of Rousas Rushdoony Sharlet is particularly troubled by Fellowship complicity with Suharto s bloodletting in Indonesia Vereide described Suharto s coup as a spiritual revolution and Indonesia went on to develop its own Prayer BreakfastIn the post Vereide era under the direction of Doug Coe the Fellowship chose to submerge as its influence became pervasive with politicians and dictators from around the world meeting discretely in a Fellowship property in Washington DC Sharlet tells us that as his interest in the group developed he wrote an article on the subject for Harper s in 2003 he came under surveillance Coe himself has a public profile most famously he features in Charles Colson s autobiography one of those as told to John and Elizabeth Sherrill bestsellers Born Again playing a central role in bringing Colson to faith during the Watergate scandal and Sharlet describes Colson as now being one of the leading theorists of American fundamentalism The purpose of the original American Prayer Breakfast Sharlet shrewdly notes was to lop oft the left end of the political spectrum and cauterize the wound and today the Family enjoys influence across the political establishment in America it is far bigger than the Religious Right and Hillary Clinton is a friendIn Part Three Sharlet looks at what he calls the Popular Front the broad network of popular conservative evangelicalism megachurches and home churches neo Pentecostal spiritual warfare anti abortion activists approaches to sexuality and Bush s Office of Faith Based Initiatives The Family largely disappears from view in this section and instead we have the familiar topic of how evangelicals in the Bush years developed and enjoyed access to power only in the last instance to be used for electoral gain Underlying this apparent diversion is Sharlet s interest in the how elite and popular fundamentalism intertwines or contrastsBut what is the elite fundamentalism which inspired Vereide and the Fellowship Sharlet calls it the Idea a flexible faith for an expanding American empire which is so lacking in content that even the Muslim General Suharto can come on board Vereide valued submission to power rather than belief and this concern with power Sharlet suggests motivates the Family s strategy One aspect of Sharlet s research which provoked particular journalistic comment is the incredibly crass way in which Family leaders speak in awe of the leadership abilities of Hitler Stalin and Mao Of course these men are reviled as evil but each one in a grossly simplistic reading of history came from nowhere and with the help of a small group of associates managed to change the world Apparently they failed because their purpose was bad not because the whole idea of realising a vision through putting trust in big men inevitably leads to disaster as Vereide put it today is the age of minority control This control is extended through capitalism Vereide s British biographer Norman Grubb saw capitalism as a wedge to spread Christ abroad and exerted through management Sharlet traces the line from Bruce Barton s Babbitt cult of business friendly Christianity through to Rick Warren s Purpose Driven time management manual itself inspired by management guru Peter Drucker One critic of the Family Sharlet meets complains of a moral vacuum Although Sharlet avoids old school academic theorising we can detect the spectre not of Marx but of WeberSharlet is not the first to detect power as the operative motive in fundamentalism Martyn Percy s Words Wonder and Power explores the concept as it relates to leadership in neo Pentecostalism this book also provides a rationale for using the term fundamentalist in a general way a gripe that Randall Balmer has made against Sharlet The links between American political elites and fundamentalism also reminded me of Colby and Dennette s doomed epic Thy Will Be Done Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil which although a great read fails to make a conclusive and direct connection in than 900 pagesThe Family highlights many areas that deserve further research and the seam that Sharlet has struck is far from completely excavated what exactly was the role of the Twelve a group which Vereide joined Why did missionaries stay at the Zurich home of Alfred Hirs who ran the Bank of Switzerland and link up with Baron Von Gienanth Who exactly was Wallace Haines who stood in for Vereide in Europe when Vereide was ill and who also features briefly in Stewart Dinnen s biography of Norman Grubb What did the Havana prayer cell get up to Many clues remain unpondered in archives in long out of print popular Christian paperbacks a genre often overlooked and in private reminiscences And of course there is one uestion which Sharlet has asked but which we can never have a full answer to what exactly is the scope of the Family today The Walking Dead Compendium 2 invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerfulThey are the Family fundamentalism's avant garde waging spiritual war Stillscary stories for sleep overs #3 in the halls of American power and around the globe They consider themselves the new chosen congressmen generals and foreign dictators who meet The Burn in confidential cells to pray and plan for a leadership led by God to be won not by force but through uiet diplomacy Their base Out of Ireland is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac The Right Wedding Gown Kimani Romance in Arlington Virginia and Jeff Sharlet Men of Phuket Tongue Thai'd is the only journalist to have reported from Blessing inside Must Like Kids its wallsThe Family Shadow Kiss it. As Jeff Sharlet has been at pains to stress since The Family was published the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Pillow Talk Puffin Books is not a conspiracy Rather Loser Takes All it Focus is secret because Micah Marius Brothers #1 it The Border Vixen is discrete and because The Case of the Blue Violet Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries #35 it has been overlooked by journalists and the secular writers of American history Abraham Vereide s name Killing Lizards is familiar enough The Shadow ueen if you know modern evangelical history or read Christian books Billy Graham describes him as a remarkable man Corrie Ten Boom sought out his endorsement when she arrived Merry Christmas Paige in the USA after the war and Norman Grubb of the World Evangelisation Crusade wrote a popular biography for Zondervan Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in the 1960s but his political significance remains under appreciated and the motivation of his movement unscrutinized For Sharlet Vereide stood at the vanguard of an elite fundamentalism that shaped the last half century of American and world politics One Wore Blue And One Wore Gray And One Rode West in ways only now becoming visible This elite fundamentalism A Prayer for Owen Meany in private fellowship and prayer under a simple or vacuous creed of Jesus Plus Nothing In public we see the Prayer Breakfasts and Goddess of the Sea in 2007 Al Gore s name dropping of Vereide s successor Doug Coe Florida in debate with James Inhofe but Wreck This Journal Everywhere in private there are prayer cells and retreat houses where Family theology facilitates a back channel of Dominated by the Killer influence and networking both Shakespeare's Sonnets in the USA and abroadThe Family Farsighted is divided And Then There Were Four Epilogue to Fairyville into three sections Blood Standard in Part One Sharlet sets the scene with his own encounter with the Family before setting off on a background excursion Family Reunion into American revivalism briefly exploring the worlds of Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney Sharlet s approach to these historical subjects Changing Vision is strangely and eccentrically gothic the straight historian may perhaps be annoyed by Sharlet s dark Unicorns Magazine July 2018 Ilary Blaze Kindle Edition it makes for engaging read than a the usual potted biography we might find Messenger in any general history Throughout the book Sharlet s research Survival Species Imperative #1 is Nature Girl interspersed with personal reflections and anecdotes allusive references striking turns of phrase and unexpected diversions depending on your temperament or your reason for reading the book you will find this thought provoking and original or slightly In Blood We Trust Bloodlands #3 irritatingPart Two tells the actual story of the Family and Snow Ride Saddle Club #20 is Pretties informed by material which Sharlet found Blood Rules Bloodlands #2 in the organisation s archives before public access was recently withdrawn We learn how Vereide a Norwegian The Buddha in the Attic immigrant who became an executive with Goodwill Industries Leopards Run Leopard People #10 in Seattle responded to labour conflict Blood's a Rover in his adoptive city with a plan backed by local businessmen Walter Douglass and William St Clair to use the Bible as blueprint to take back the USA from American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand irreligion and the communist threat This meant a cooperative model of management labour relations The Secret in which labour would understand Greg Iles Collection The uiet Game 24 Hours Dead Sleep its need to behave responsibly Sharlet notes Vereide s links to Frank Buchman who was thinking along similar lines Sharlet describes Buchman a huckster which I think The Orphan Master's Son is unfair his Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories Thomas the Tank Engine; A Please Read To Me Book impression The Orphan Master's Son is taken from Tom Driberg s polemical writing against Buchman s Moral Re Armament and there Marry in Secret Marriage of Convenience #3 is no reference to Garth Lean s counter balancing sympathetic but serious biographyVereide s aim would be achieved by ministering to the up and out bringing Christ to elites As this new Fellowship the earlier name of the Family developed eventually reaching the elites of Washington DC Vereide s associations became murkier Vereide had already made links with Henry Ford who was trying to shake off his reputation for anti Semitism and Charles Lindbergh became the leader of a Fellowship prayer group Merwin K Hart a fascist sympathizer from New York provided further Fellowship members while a KKK Senator named Ralph Brewster helped Vereide run prayer meetings at the Hotel Willard Song for a Dark ueen in 1942 The only figure from organised labour was James Duncan whose main concern was stopping black Americans from joining the workforce at Boeing Post war Vereide lobbied on behalf of Germans with uestionable Nazi era pasts Funding for Vereide eventually came from the William Volker fund which also subsidised publication of The Road to Serfdom and the grim theonomy of Rousas Rushdoony Sharlet Penguin Books Perfect Partners Jane Green Mr Maybe Jemima J Special OmnibusEdition is particularly troubled by Fellowship complicity with Suharto s bloodletting Katherine Swynford The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess in Indonesia Vereide described Suharto s coup as a spiritual revolution and Indonesia went on to develop Ekkoland its own Prayer BreakfastIn the post Vereide era under the direction of Doug Coe the Fellowship chose to submerge as Katherine Swynford The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess its Diamond Diamond Trilogy #1 influence became pervasive with politicians and dictators from around the world meeting discretely Pony CrazyMay's Riding LessonCorey's Pony Is Missing Pony Tails #1 3 in Washington DC Sharlet tells us that as his Bluebirds interest Our Street East End Life in the Second World War in the group developed he wrote an article on the subject for Harper s Sing for Your Supper in 2003 he came under surveillance Coe himself has a public profile most famously he features Crushed Mexican Spiders in Charles Colson s autobiography one of those as told to John and Elizabeth Sherrill bestsellers Born Again playing a central role On Magnolia Lane Blue Ridge #3 in bringing Colson to faith during the Watergate scandal and Sharlet describes Colson as now being one of the leading theorists of American fundamentalism The purpose of the original American Prayer Breakfast Sharlet shrewdly notes was to lop oft the left end of the political spectrum and cauterize the wound and today the Family enjoys Swimsuit influence across the political establishment High Horse Saddle Club #33 in America A Place Called Home it La consolante is a friendIn Part Three Sharlet looks at what he calls the Popular Front the broad network of popular conservative evangelicalism megachurches and home churches neo Pentecostal spiritual warfare anti abortion activists approaches to sexuality and Bush s Office of Faith Based Initiatives The Family largely disappears from view Sherlock Holmes in this section and Penguin's Poems by Heart instead we have the familiar topic of how evangelicals Endurance Ride Saddle Club #69 in the Bush years developed and enjoyed access to power only Black Narcissus in the last Silver Stirrups Saddle Club #65 instance to be used for electoral gain Underlying this apparent diversion Wild Horses Saddle Club #58 is Sharlet s Reborn Journals and Notebooks 1947 1964 interest I denna stilla natt in the how elite and popular fundamentalism Rosie Meadows Regrets intertwines or contrastsBut what Different Class is the elite fundamentalism which Here To Stay inspired Vereide and the Fellowship Sharlet calls London City of Disappearances it the Idea a flexible faith for an expanding American empire which El Espejo de Lida Sal is so lacking Caligula The Tyranny of Rome in content that even the Muslim General Suharto can come on board Vereide valued submission to power rather than belief and this concern with power Sharlet suggests motivates the Family s strategy One aspect of Sharlet s research which provoked particular journalistic comment The Personal Shopper incredibly crass way Show Jumping Dreams Magic Ponies #4 in which Family leaders speak The Rainbow Pool Mermaid Curse #3 in awe of the leadership abilities of Hitler Stalin and Mao Of course these men are reviled as evil but each one Vipers Den Vipers Den #1 in a grossly simplistic reading of history came from nowhere and with the help of a small group of associates managed to change the world Apparently they failed because their purpose was bad not because the whole Lionheart Making of England #4 idea of realising a vision through putting trust Dark Secret Love A Story of Submission #1 in big men Sayonara Bar inevitably leads to disaster as Vereide put The White Russian is the age of minority control This control Maverick Danker Beyond the Marius Brothers #5 is extended through capitalism Vereide s British biographer Norman Grubb saw capitalism as a wedge to spread Christ abroad and exerted through management Sharlet traces the line from Bruce Barton s Babbitt cult of business friendly Christianity through to Rick Warren s Purpose Driven time management manual Elevation itself Never inspired by management guru Peter Drucker One critic of the Family Sharlet meets complains of a moral vacuum Although Sharlet avoids old school academic theorising we can detect the spectre not of Marx but of WeberSharlet Wired for Culture is not the first to detect power as the operative motive Goodnight Santa in fundamentalism Martyn Percy s Words Wonder and Power explores the concept as Hav it relates to leadership Among the Cities in neo Pentecostalism this book also provides a rationale for using the term fundamentalist My Brother's Ghost in a general way a gripe that Randall Balmer has made against Sharlet The links between American political elites and fundamentalism also reminded me of Colby and Dennette s doomed epic Thy Will Be Done Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism Ashland Vine in the Age of Oil which although a great read fails to make a conclusive and direct connection Se Deg Ikke Tilbake in than 900 pagesThe Family highlights many areas that deserve further research and the seam that Sharlet has struck Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps is far from completely excavated what exactly was the role of the Twelve a group which Vereide joined Why did missionaries stay at the Zurich home of Alfred Hirs who ran the Bank of Switzerland and link up with Baron Von Gienanth Who exactly was Wallace Haines who stood The Harold Pinter BBC Radio Drama Collection in Europe when Vereide was Emily ill and who also features briefly Of Love and Asthma in Stewart Dinnen s biography of Norman Grubb What did the Havana prayer cell get up 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read & download · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Û Jeff Sharlet Jeff Sharlet Û 7 characters free read The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power S angry masses but its sophisticated elites Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism fusing the far right with his own polite but authoritarian faith From that core Vereide built an international network of fundamentalists who spoke the language of establishment power a family that thrives to this day In public they host Prayer Breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of biblical capitalism military might and American empire Citing Hitler Lenin and Mao as leadership models the Family's current leader Doug Coe declares We work with power where we can build new power where we can'tSharlet's discoveries dramatically challenge. 3 for readability 5 for relevance The Family is known to most Beltway politicos and in the corridors of political powerhouses throughout the world Known well but little understood This is an areligious ultra conservative tightly knit network of American political and economic power that operates on the basis of a single premise its members are directly chosen by Jesus Christ as special emissaries of his mission Of course this mission is defined by the Family itself namely the expansion and concentration of political power that adheres to specific American conservative values Sharlet describes the phenomenon of the Family as American Fundamentalism a movement that recasts theology in the language of empire p3Sharlet s meticulously researched expose published in 2008 is just now hitting mainstream America thanks to a recent spate of headlines featuring the Family and its political machinations and missteps Perhaps now the secret will see the light of an average citizen s day I waited months for a copy from the Seattle Public Library after an interview with the author aired on NPR s Fresh Air with Terri Gross clearly word has gotten out but we re the choir who already sings the tune you know The Family is not a religious movement Its members come from a variety of Christian faiths though its links to organizations such as Young Life Campus Crusade for Christ Focus on the Family Promise Keepers and Charles Colson s Prison Fellowship reveal it to be an advocate of fundamentalist movements and its political agenda show it to be aligned with the Christian Right It operates in a model that Sharlet notes mirrors that of religious cults mafias anti governmentterrorist organizations etc a very small cell of power brokers governed by spiritual leader Doug Coe bestows its will on concentric circles of fellowship by the means of prayer groups As these rings grow larger the connection to the Family becomes opaue the Family wants to be heard its influence felt not seen It cherry picks its most elite members for example recruiting young men who demonstrate leadership on their college campuses and nurturing them through seminars and prayer meetings such as those held in conjunction with the annual National Prayer Breakfast recent Breakfast keynote speakers include Tony Blair and U2 frontman Bono President Obama addressed the gathering last month Some persons of interest like the author Jeff Sharlet are invited to reside for a spell at the Family residence in Arlington VA Ivanwald not to be confused with the C Street residence currently under investigation There are names of those who receive the thumbs up and the thumbs down from the Family that may surprise the reader Although the Family celebrated George W Bush s faith based political initiatives and his profession of Jesus Christ as his mentor it appears they recognized his limitations as a player in an elite intellectual organization Hillary Clinton by contrast was embraced early on as First Lady and then as the junior senator of New York State here was a political machine worthy of attention and close scrutiny I m guessing Hillary played them for everything she could Sharlet devotes a considerable portion of his book to the history of evangelism in the United States beginning with Jonathan Edwards in the mid 18th century We are led to the establishment of the Family s precursor the Fellowship founded ironically in Seattle by a Norwegian immigrant as a response to labor movements and the lawlessness of a young rapidly expanding city The modern incarnation of the Family blossoms after WWII The Cold War becomes the Family s cause c l bre the eradication of communism worldwide in the name of Jesus Christ becomes its driving mission Sharlet details the Family s involvement in Indonesia Suharto s slaughter of untold millions Somalia Siad Barre s slaughter of untold millions Haiti Central America Uganda the trail of blood goes on and on The Family not unlike many US administrations nurtures dictators when it suits their political agenda and turns a blind eye to crimes against humanity But enough about this already I ll spoil all the good bits Here s the thing about the book Sharlet s research is so meticulous exhaustive detailed and intense I fairly lost the forest for the trees It s as if he wanted to be so careful to avoid the Opus Dei conspiracy hysteria that made readers froth after Dan Brown s every fictional word that should have been footnotes become entire sections Sharlet s research into the Family began in 2002 after his stay at Ivanwald he is a longtime researcher and reporter of religious organizations and practices His knowledge base is vast and his skill with the written word very evident But I can t help to wonder if the power of his message is weakened by his encyclopedic rendering of the American Fundamentalist movement I lost track of the Family at several points along the way particularly in the section dealing with the megachurches and Christian fundamentalists that seem to have overrun the city of Colorado Springs Fascinating stuff and worthy of a book in its own right but I wanted to know practical information on the current influence wielded by the Family and the involvement of the people who appear on my ballots I haven t even touched the gross hypocrisy of the Family s sheltering of and excuse making for the recently scandalized slimeballs Gov Mark Sanford and Sen John Ensign among others while proclaiming cultural war against gays and lesbians and advocating for the death penalty for homosexuals in Uganda and family planning that includes birth control But these stories post date Sharlet s book I can only hope he continues bringing to light the shadow cult of personality of Doug Coe and the power elite of the Family that makes its own rules and has skillfully conned countless leaders into doing its will 3 12 stars need time to digest this but impact was weakened by exhaustive exhausting detail history and author s literary bent I ll probably need to ingest blood pressure medication while reading this book I m outraged and disgusted enough just listening to tonight s Fresh Air interview with the author disgust and outrage NOT with the author but with his subjects of investigation Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord its sophisticated elites Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide an Complete Novels The Heart Is a Lonely HunterReflections in a Golden EyeThe Ballad of the Sad CafeThe Member of the WeddingClock Without Hands in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism fusing the far right with his own polite but authoritarian faith From that core Vereide built an Fir in private they preach a gospel of biblical capitalism military might and American empire Citing Hitler Lenin and Mao as leadership models the Family's current leader Doug Coe declares We work with power where we can build new power where we can'tSharlet's discoveries dramatically challenge. 3 for readability 5 for relevance The Family Demons of Chitrakut Ramayana #3 is known to most Beltway politicos and Culture and Psyche Psychoanalysis and India in the corridors of political powerhouses throughout the world Known well but little understood This The Soldier’s Curse Monsarrat #1 is an areligious ultra conservative tightly knit network of American political and economic power that operates on the basis of a single premise A Tale of Two Kitties A Magical Cats Mystery #9 its members are directly chosen by Jesus Christ as special emissaries of his mission Of course this mission City is defined by the Family Fire and Blood itself namely the expansion and concentration of political power that adheres to specific American conservative values Sharlet describes the phenomenon of the Family as American Fundamentalism a movement that recasts theology The Fire Starters in 2008 The Fire Starters is just now hitting mainstream America thanks to a recent spate of headlines featuring the Family and The Kingdom its political machinations and missteps Perhaps now the secret will see the light of an average citizen s day I waited months for a copy from the Seattle Public Library after an The War of the Ember Guardians of Ga'Hoole #15 interview with the author aired on NPR s Fresh Air with Terri Gross clearly word has gotten out but we re the choir who already sings the tune you know The Family ヴァンパイア騎士 2 is not a religious movement Its members come from a variety of Christian faiths though Dark Sparkler it to be an advocate of fundamentalist movements and Roughing It its political agenda show A Preacher's Passion it to be aligned with the Christian Right It operates No More Good in a model that Sharlet notes mirrors that of religious cults mafias anti governmentterrorist organizations etc a very small cell of power brokers governed by spiritual leader Doug Coe bestows One Perfect Rose its will on concentric circles of fellowship by the means of prayer groups As these rings grow larger the connection to the Family becomes opaue the Family wants to be heard All The Way influence felt not seen It cherry picks One Mans Treasure Hell Yeah #16 its most elite members for example recruiting young men who demonstrate leadership on their college campuses and nurturing them through seminars and prayer meetings such as those held Not Without You in conjunction with the annual National Prayer Breakfast recent Breakfast keynote speakers Journey into Violence The Kerrigans A Texas Dynasty #3 include Tony Blair and U2 frontman Bono President Obama addressed the gathering last month Some persons of Dark Moon Rising interest like the author Jeff Sharlet are The Saddle Club invited to reside for a spell at the Family residence Chalk Houses in Arlington VA Ivanwald not to be confused with the C Street residence currently under Christmas Joy investigation There are names of those who receive the thumbs up and the thumbs down from the Family that may surprise the reader Although the Family celebrated George W Bush s faith based political A Texan for Christmas initiatives and his profession of Jesus Christ as his mentor Hot Blooded it appears they recognized his limitations as a player Stripped Happy Endings #1 in an elite Master of Sin in the United States beginning with Jonathan Edwards Whisper My Name in the mid 18th century We are led to the establishment of the Family s precursor the Fellowship founded Mojave ironically Lady Caraway's Cloak Zebra Regency Romance in Seattle by a Norwegian Typhoon immigrant as a response to labor movements and the lawlessness of a young rapidly expanding city The modern The Alpha Pack Shameless Book Bundles #2 incarnation of the Family blossoms after WWII The Cold War becomes the Family s cause c l bre the eradication of communism worldwide Ride for Vengeance in the name of Jesus Christ becomes Talons of Eagles its driving mission Sharlet details the Family s What a Woman Desires involvement Pregnant by the Commanding Greek in Indonesia Suharto s slaughter of untold millions Somalia Siad Barre s slaughter of untold millions Haiti Central America Uganda the trail of blood goes on and on The Family not unlike many US administrations nurtures dictators when A Misty Harbor Wedding it suits their political agenda and turns a blind eye to crimes against humanity But enough about this already I ll spoil all the good bits Here s the thing about the book Sharlet s research Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes Daisys Tea Garden Mystery #1 is so meticulous exhaustive detailed and Surrender to Sin intense I fairly lost the forest for the trees It s as The Last Snowfall Stand Tall #2 if he wanted to be so careful to avoid the Opus Dei conspiracy hysteria that made readers froth after Dan Brown s every fictional word that should have been footnotes become entire sections Sharlet s research Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 into the Family began Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 in 2002 after his stay at Ivanwald he How To Enjoy A Scandal is a longtime researcher and reporter of religious organizations and practices His knowledge base Lesbian Juices Rival Cheerleaders Soaking in Secret is vast and his skill with the written word very evident But I can t help to wonder Serena if the power of his message Santa In Montana Calder Saga #11 is weakened by his encyclopedic rendering of the American Fundamentalist movement I lost track of the Family at several points along the way particularly Wanting What You Get in the section dealing with the megachurches and Christian fundamentalists that seem to have overrun the city of Colorado Springs Fascinating stuff and worthy of a book The Earth Will Shake in Whispering Bones its own right but I wanted to know practical Rebel Cowboy Big Sky Cowboys #1 information on the current Growing Pains influence wielded by the Family and the 1 Night Stand involvement of the people who appear on my ballots I haven t even touched the gross hypocrisy of the Family s sheltering of and excuse making for the recently scandalized slimeballs Gov Mark Sanford and Sen John Ensign among others while proclaiming cultural war against gays and lesbians and advocating for the death penalty for homosexuals The Penalty Box in Uganda and family planning that Bad Boys On Board includes birth control But these stories post date Sharlet s book I can only hope he continues bringing to light the shadow cult of personality of Doug Coe and the power elite of the Family that makes Recipes from Together for Christmas its own rules and has skillfully conned countless leaders The Savior into doing The Dragon Who Loved Me its will 3 12 stars need time to digest this but Rio ingest blood pressure medication while reading this book I m outraged and disgusted enough just listening to tonight s Fresh Air The Reluctant Matchmaker interview with the author disgust and outrage NOT with the author but with his subjects of Plum Pudding Murder investigation

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read & download · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Û Jeff Sharlet Jeff Sharlet Û 7 characters free read The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Conventional wisdom about American fundamentalism revealing its crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal the waging of the cold war and the no holds barred economics of globalization The uestion Sharlet believes we must ask is not What do fundamentalists want but What have they already donePart history part investigative journalism The Family is a compelling account of how fundamentalism came to be interwoven with American power a story that stretches from the religious revivals that have shaken this nation from its beginning to fundamentalism's new frontiers No other book about the right has exposed the Family or revealed its far reaching impact on democracy and no future reckoning of American fundamentalism will be able to ignore. The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates The overall result is a powerful journalistic expos that is an eye opening glimpse into backroom dealings of Washington and beyond I have always found myself on the left in the political spectrum to the left than mainstream Democrats so I am not surprised to read about America s manipulation of foreign governments but I was surprised to learn of the direct influence of this one particular Christian organization Many well known politicians have directly benefited from and helped to push the agenda of the Family including Tom Delay John Ashcroft and others It was interesting to read of the involvement of such Democrats as Sen Bill Nelson and Hillary Clinton but as Sharlet points out the Family is concerned with one s total subservience to the power of Jesus as interpreted by the hierarchy of the Family than their particular political party Everyone in power becomes useful when they give themselves over to the ideas embodied by the free market Christian warrior that is idealized by the founders of the Family


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    (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet As Jeff Sharlet has been at pains to stress since The Family was published the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is not a conspiracy Rather it is secret because it is discrete and because it has been overlooked by journalis

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    read & download · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Û Jeff Sharlet (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet 3 for readability; 5 for relevance The Family is known to most Beltway politicos and in the corridors of political powerhouses throughout the world Known well but little understood This is an areligious ultra conservative tightly knit network of American political and economic power that operates on the basis of a single premise its members are directly chosen by Jesus Christ as special emissaries of his missi

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    (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet The family a bunch of guys that build prayer cells around powerful politicians big deal who cares? Let them do wha

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    (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates The overall result is a powerful journalistic exposé that is an eye opening glimpse into backroom dealings of Washington and beyond I have always found myself on the l

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    (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet read & download · eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Û Jeff Sharlet free read The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power This is the product of years of journalistic research about and involvement in American fundamentalism as it pertains to US politics and the 'culture wars' of today The author's thesis is that Christianity founded as it is on notions of special as opposed to natural revelation on the bible rather than on scientific investigation has been an e

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    (The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power) [PDF/EBOOK] ô Jeff Sharlet I would have given this 3 stars if only it were titled slightly differently This book is less about The Family a seemingly innocuous organizer of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington that actually has deep political influence within the Republican party and even among some Democrats as much as it is an analysis of Christian fundament

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  • Hardcover
  • 454
  • The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
  • Jeff Sharlet
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780060559793