Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

Max Blumenthal

over the past yr, award-winning journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal has been at the back of one of the most sensational (and funniest) exposes of Republican machinations. no matter if it used to be his revelation that Sarah Palin was once "anointed" by means of a Kenyan priest well-known for casting out witches, or his confronting Republican congressional leaders and John McCain's kin on the GOP conference concerning the party's competition to intercourse schooling (and therefore, the increase in teenager pregnancies like that of Palin's daughter), or his divulge of the eccentric multimillionaire theocrat at the back of California's Prop eight anti-gay marriage initaive, Blumenthal has develop into some of the most vital and most unceasingly mentioned reporters on how fringe activities have gotten the Republican celebration mainstream.

Republican Gomorrah is a bestiary of disorder, scandal and sordidmess from the darkish center of the forces that now have a leash at the get together. It exhibits how these forces are those that institution Republicans-like John McCain-have to bow to in the event that they have any wish of working for President. It exhibits that Sarah Palin used to be the logical number of a celebration within the keep watch over of theocrats. yet extra that simply an divulge, Republican Gomorrah exhibits that some of the movement's best figures have extra in universal than simply the ability they command inside conservative ranks. Their own lives were stained through trouble and scandal: melancholy, psychological sickness, extra-marital affairs, struggles with gay urges, heavy medicine, habit to pornography, serial household abuse, or even homicide. encouraged through the paintings of psychologists Erich Fromm, who asserted that the terror of freedom propels anxiety-ridden humans into authoritarian settings, Blumenthal explains in a compelling narrative how a tradition of private situation has outlined the unconventional correct, reworking the character of the Republican celebration for the subsequent iteration and atmosphere the level for the way forward for American politics.

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